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01:36, 2019-06-20

'Sex cult' leader convicted in New York A self-proclaimed "self-help" expert has been convicted of running a secret society of "sex slaves." Prosecutors said that Keith Raniere brainwashed women, some of whom were branded with his initials....
01:34, 2019-06-20

Emiliano Sala plane crash: Man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter A 64-year-old has been detained following police investigations into the English Channel plane crash which killed footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson. The pilot's body has never been found....
01:34, 2019-06-20

Dominican Attorney General: Former Red Sox Player David Ortiz Shooting Result of Mistaken Identity SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — The Dominican Republic’s lead prosecutor said Wednesday that former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was not the target of a shooting in a nightclub in his hometown. Attorney General Jean Alain Rodríguez told reporters the target was another man, dre...
01:34, 2019-06-20

Dominican AG: Ortiz shooting result of mistaken identity The Dominican Republic’s lead prosecutor says former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was not the target of a shooting in a nightclub in his hometown on June 9...
01:17, 2019-06-20

Mexico becomes first country to ratify USMCA trade deal Mexico has been a strong proponent of the pact, which builds on NAFTA, the free-trade accord that has transformed this nation’s economy over the past 25 years....
01:17, 2019-06-20

Russia’s Putin tries softer touch as his approval rating falls. Will it last? President Vladimir Putin will be doing his annual television call-in show at a time when the Kremlin is becoming more sensitive to shifting public opinions as challenges to authority have appeared more frequently on the political landscape....
01:17, 2019-06-20

Accused Terrorists Use Loopholes to Tap Frozen Funds Loopholes in U.N. Security Council sanctions procedures are allowing blacklisted al Qaeda and Islamic State terrorists and their supporters to tap their bank accounts despite a U.N. asset freeze, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal and people familiar with the matter....
01:00, 2019-06-20

Guatemala, U.S. Discuss Controversial Migrant Deal Under safe-third-country treaty, the violence-racked Central American nation would require asylum seekers from Honduras, El Salvador to make their claims there....
01:00, 2019-06-20

Emaciated Polar Bear Spotted in Siberian City for the First Time in 40 Years (MOSCOW) — An emaciated polar bear has been sighted in a Russian industrial city in Siberia, far south of its normal hunting grounds. Emergency officials in the city of Norilsk in a statement on Tuesday warned local residents about a bear that has been spotted in one city district. Anatoly Nik...
00:34, 2019-06-20

U.K.’s Boris Johnson Extends His Lead in Race To Become Next Prime Minister (LONDON) — The race to become Britain’s next prime minister is down to the final four on Wednesday, as Boris Johnson stretched his lead among Conservative lawmakers and upstart Rory Stewart was eliminated from the contest. Johnson, a former London mayor and U.K. foreign secretary, won 14...
00:34, 2019-06-20

2019 Africa Cup of Nations — what you need to know The 32nd installment of the competition will be the biggest yet. Much has changed, a series of top stars are competing, and more than a few teams have realistic chances of winning it all....
00:34, 2019-06-20

Germany: Death threats sent to pro-refugee politicians As the investigation into the murder of Walter Lübcke intensifies, Cologne's mayor and several other German politicians have had their lives threatened. Police say the threats likely also stem from right-wing extremists....
00:34, 2019-06-20

Spain seeks ex-ETA boss' extradition from France: source Spain has officially requested the extradition of Basque separatist group ETA's long-time leader Josu Ternera following his arrest in France last month, a French judicial source said....
00:34, 2019-06-20

U.S. envoy for Iran traveling to Middle East: State Department U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook will travel to the Middle East on Wednesday for meetings in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain to discuss "Iran's regional aggression," the State Department said....
00:34, 2019-06-20

UK PM candidate Johnson increases support in third round of leadership contest Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson cemented his position as the favorite to be Britain’s next prime minister on Wednesday after he increased his support in the third round of the Conservative Party leadership contest....
00:34, 2019-06-20

Venezuelan mothers, children in tow, rush to migrate Mothers dragged their children across three countries, trekking around border checkpoints and crossing rivers in waist-high water. Others were conned by fake travel agents, or robbed by bandits....
00:34, 2019-06-20

Albanian opposition supporters scuffle with police before elections Albanian opposition supporters scuffled with police outside vote-counting centres on Wednesday and burned voting equipment at three locations in a dispute over whether to hold local elections on June 30....
00:34, 2019-06-20

Yemen's Houthis say they struck power station in Saudi's Jizan province: Al Masirah TV Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis said on Wednesday that they struck a power station in Saudi Arabia's Al-Shuqaiq city, in Jizan province, with a cruise missile, the group's Al Masirah TV said....
00:34, 2019-06-20

Saudi minister questions neutrality of U.N. report on Khashoggi Saudi Arabia's minister of state for foreign affairs on Wednesday challenged the neutrality of a U.N. rapporteur's report on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi which called for an investigation of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman....
00:34, 2019-06-20

20 people missing from migrant boat rescued off Spanish coast Spanish rescue services are searching for at least 20 people missing from a migrant boat found adrift in the Mediterranean after a passenger ferry rescued 27 people still aboard on Wednesday....
00:34, 2019-06-20

Media freedom in the Balkans under attack, monitors say More than a third of all media freedom violations reported across Europe in 2018-2019 occurred in southeastern Europe, with governments being behind a half of them, media freedom monitors said on Wednesday....
00:34, 2019-06-20

South Korea urges North Korea summit before Trump Seoul visit, U.S. door 'wide open' South Korea on Wednesday urged North Korea to hold another summit with its leader ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to Seoul next week, while the United States said its door remained "wide open" for talks with Pyongyang....
00:34, 2019-06-20

Saudi Arabia rebuffs U.N. expert's report on Khashoggi murder Saudi Arabia's minister of state for foreign affairs on Wednesday rejected a U.N. report that said there is credible evidence Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other high-level officials are liable for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi....
00:34, 2019-06-20

New U.S. deployment includes more Patriot missile defenses The latest deployment of 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East, which was announced on Monday, will include a Patriot missile battalion, manned and unmanned surveillance aircraft and "other deterrence capabilities," the Pentagon said on Wednesday....
00:34, 2019-06-20

Malawi president appoints economist Mwanamvekha as finance minister Malawian President Peter Mutharika has appointed minister of agriculture Joseph Mwanamvekha, an economist and former banker, as finance minister in his new cabinet, the chief secretary to the government said on Wednesday....
00:34, 2019-06-20

Explainer: What is at stake in Istanbul's election re-run? Voters in Istanbul will head back to the polls on Sunday to choose a mayor, after Turkey's election authority scrapped the results of a March vote in which President Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AK Party lost to the main opposition....
00:34, 2019-06-20

Turkey urges adherence to U.N. report's recommendations on Khashoggi murder Turkey's foreign ministry on Wednesday called on all U.N. member states and international institutions to insist on carrying out the recommendations made in a report by a U.N. rights investigator on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi....
00:34, 2019-06-20

Saudi crown prince linked to Khashoggi murder in U.N. report Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other senior officials should be investigated over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi given credible evidence against them, a U.N. rights investigator said on Wednesday....
00:34, 2019-06-20

Human Rights Watch accuses Nicaragua of torture against protesters, urges sanctions Pro-government forces in Nicaragua committed human rights abuses including torture in suppressing recent protests against President Daniel Ortega, and top officials should face sanctions, Human Rights Watch said in a report on Wednesday....
00:34, 2019-06-20

UK risks Scotland split, more austerity after a no-deal Brexit: Hammond British finance minister Philip Hammond warned contenders in the race to become prime minister that a no-deal Brexit could pull the United Kingdom apart and would deprive Britain's next leader of the money needed to end austerity....
00:34, 2019-06-20

U.S. Navy says mine fragments suggest Iran behind Gulf tanker attack The United States sought on Wednesday to bolster its case for isolating Iran over its nuclear and regional activities by displaying limpet mine fragments it said came from an oil tanker damaged in an attack last week and saying the ordnance looked Iranian in origin....
00:34, 2019-06-20

EU leaders haggle over climate, top jobs The European Union's 28 national leaders meet in Brussels on Thursday to haggle over how ambitious their climate goals should be and who should navigate the bloc in coming years....
00:34, 2019-06-20

ICC prosecutor: Sudan authorities should hand over ex-leader The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court urged Sudan's transitional authorities on Wednesday to hand over or prosecute ousted President Omar al-Bashir and four others for alleged war crimes in Darfur....
00:17, 2019-06-20

Dominican Republic's health ministry calls mysterious deaths 'fake news' as official lashes out in interview Dominican Republic public health officials called reports of the rash of deaths of U.S. tourists at luxury resorts “fake news” aimed at undermining their tourism industry....
00:17, 2019-06-20

Mexico's migrant shelters overwhelmed in crackdown Thin mattresses cover every inch of floor each night at the Good Shepherd shelter near the Mexico-Guatemala border, even spilling into the kitchen and the chapel, as an over-capacity crowd of migrants tries to find space to sleep....
00:17, 2019-06-20

Mexico gets tough with illegal immigrants, deports within 24 hours Unprecedented and inconvenient, the influx of thousands of National Guard into southern Mexico is nevertheless being welcomed by many residents near the Guatemala border....
00:17, 2019-06-20

Brazil's Moro says 'nothing to hide' about leaked messages Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro said Wednesday there is nothing improper about alleged conversations he had with prosecutors when he was a crusading anti-corruption judge....
00:17, 2019-06-20

Mexico's senate approves trade deal with US, Canada Mexico's Senate has voted to ratify a new free trade agreement with the United States and Canada, making it the first of the three countries to gain legislative approval....
00:17, 2019-06-20

Dominican tourism expert warns of 'catastrophe' if authorities stonewall in death probes The picturesque, sandy beaches of the Dominican Republic have become the backdrop for a rash of deaths of U.S. tourists at luxury, all-inclusive hotels....
00:17, 2019-06-20

Far-right AfD 'complicit' in German pro-migrant politician's murder Senior members of Angela Merkel's CDU have criticized the "hate and incitement" circulated by the far-right AfD, saying it is partly to blame for the death of pro-immigration politician Walter Lübcke....
23:17, 2019-06-19

Polish foreign minister accuses EU of double standard Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz came to Berlin to defend the Law and Justice government's restructuring of the judiciary. He accused Germany of having "politicized" state prosecutors....
23:17, 2019-06-19

Trump’s U.N. nominee breaks with the president on climate change Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, has significant investments in the fossil fuel industry and promised to recuse herself from any negotiations involving coal....
22:51, 2019-06-19

Four to face murder charges in downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 that killed 298 A Dutch-led investigation into the 2014 wreck over Ukraine named four suspects, including a former leader of Russian-backed separatists in the region....
22:51, 2019-06-19

Lighthizer Plans Call With Chinese Counterpart Ahead of Trump-Xi Talks President Trump’s top trade negotiator, Robert Lighthizer, said he plans to contact his Chinese counterpart to chart a path forward in the two nation’s trade dispute as the Trump administration gears up for a high-level meeting next week....
21:51, 2019-06-19

Imran Khan Trolled After He Quotes Rabindranath Tagore As Khalil Gibran Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday was trolled after he posted a quote by Rabindranath Tagore on his official Twitter account, but attributed it to Lebanese writer and poet Khalil Gibran....
21:17, 2019-06-19

"From Economy To Cricket, It Is All Depressing": Pakistan Chief Justice Pakistan's chief justice Asif Saeed Khosa Wednesday lamented that Pakistanis were only hearing "depressing" news these days -- on the state of the economy, politics and even from the cricket field....
21:17, 2019-06-19

Pilots Tell US Congress More Training Needed On 737 Max US pilots called Wednesday for enhanced pilot training on the Boeing 737 MAX before the aircraft is returned to service after being grounded worldwide following two deadly crashes....
21:17, 2019-06-19

Egypt Accuses UN Of Trying To "Politicise" Ex-President's Death Egypt accused the United Nations on Wednesday of seeking to "politicise" the death of the country's first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi by calling for an "independent inquiry"....
21:17, 2019-06-19

Record 70.8 Million People Displaced At End Of 2018: UN More than 70 million people were counted last year as displaced from their homes, a record that underestimates the real number of refugees and asylum seekers, the UN said Wednesday....
21:17, 2019-06-19

Tourist douses fire in Austrian church with holy water Vienna's famous Dominican Church was saved from possible disaster after a tourist spotted two confessional boxes on fire and doused the flames with holy water....
21:17, 2019-06-19

Ex-Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was murdered, Turkey's Erdogan claims Egypt's first democratically elected president and top Muslim Brotherhood official Mohammed Morsi didn't die of natural causes but instead was killed, Turkey's leader claimed Wednesday....
21:17, 2019-06-19

75 rescued migrants allowed to dock in Tunisian port The International Organization for Migration said an Egyptian ship carrying 75 migrants rescued from the Mediterranean Sea docked in Tunisia's southern port of Zarziz....
21:17, 2019-06-19

Seen the Gyro Drop on social media? It's fake. If you were planning a trip to Seoul, South Korea to ride the intense Gyro Drop free-fall amusement park ride after seeing the video currently circulating on social media, you will be disappointed....
20:34, 2019-06-19

The world's craziest roads Ready for a road trip you'll never forget? Set your sights on one of these adventurous stretches of highway that provide access to some of the most arresting scenery on the planet....
20:34, 2019-06-19

Making space for female scientists' voices online, in the media and in person At first glance the Wikipedia author gender gap could suggest women are less interested in publishing on the page, as anyone can do it. But a recent study shows female editors regularly face online harassment and abuse....
20:01, 2019-06-19

2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Chaotic buildup, mouthwatering tournament The competition kicks off in Egypt this week, with 24 teams in the running. Several changes and alterations mean that this year's Africa Cup of Nations has several surprises in store, not to mention some quality squads....
20:01, 2019-06-19

Bundesliga: Mats Hummels returning to Borussia Dortmund Bayern Munich central defender Mats Hummels is on the way back to the team where he has spent the majority of his professional career. Keep up to date with all the major Bundesliga moves with our transfer ticker!...
20:01, 2019-06-19

Refugee crisis could be 'stroke of luck in German history,' says ex-president Former President Christian Wulff has warned Germans from entertaining far-right causes. He said the arrival of refugees at the height of the migration crisis could eventually be as momentous as reunification....
20:01, 2019-06-19

Ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy to face corruption trial Nicolas Sarkozy will face trial in the coming months in a corruption and influence peddling case. The former French president has been plagued by multiple scandals since losing his 2012 re-election bid....
20:01, 2019-06-19

'Risk of war' persists in Strait of Hormuz crisis, Germany's Maas says The German foreign minister said all parties "must do everything to make sure it does not come to this." Iran has dismissed claims it attacked two tankers in the Strait of Hormuz, triggering a crisis in the waterway....
20:01, 2019-06-19

Gun allegedly used in Van Gogh's death sold at auction A gun dubbed "the most famous weapon in the history of art" went under the hammer at an auction in Paris. Some criticized the sale of the gun, saying it was a "commercialization" of Vincent van Gogh's death....
20:01, 2019-06-19

South Korea donates 50,000 tons of rice to North Korea South Korea has said it will make its largest food donation to the North since 2008, as an estimated 40% of North Koreans are undernourished. Much of the aid is aimed at helping vulnerable children and mothers....
20:01, 2019-06-19

US scraps prison plan for abandoned coal mine Facing a lawsuit by prisoners over alleged health hazards, the US Bureau of Prisons has aborted a longstanding plan to build a jail on an abandoned coal mine. US activists are claiming a rare environmental victory....
20:01, 2019-06-19

Crocodile scare at German lake prompts closure A lake in southern Germany has been closed to swimmers and walkers after a possible crocodile sighting. The closure comes as swimmers may be tempted to cool off as the temperature is expected to soar next week....
20:01, 2019-06-19

Tanzania chooses energy over the environment Construction has begun of a mega dam to improve power supply throughout the country. There are fears this could herald the end of the Selous Game Reserve....
20:01, 2019-06-19

German Protestant Church Assembly summit begins without far-right AfD This year's German Protestant Church Assembly will highlight the importance of trust in polarized times. Prominent politicians are expected to attend the summit, but the Alternative for Germany party was not invited....
20:01, 2019-06-19

Kenya convicts 3 in Garissa terrorist massacre case Three men have been convicted for supporting the 2015 Garissa University terrorist attack in Kenya. Though they were not among the gunmen, the trio knew the al-Shabaab assault would happen....
20:01, 2019-06-19

Opinion: Potential rewards outweigh risks in Mats Hummels' Borussia Dortmund deal Borussia Dortmund are making major moves as they gear up for another tilt at silverware in 2019/20. Mats Hummels' return has an element of risk, but the potential rewards could absolve it, writes DW's James Thorogood....
20:01, 2019-06-19

Boris Johnson extends lead in UK Conservatives' leadership race Boris Johnson has increased his lead in the race to succeed Theresa May as Britain's next prime minister. Rory Stewart has been eliminated from the contest....
20:01, 2019-06-19

2 more Hong Kong leaders apologize for extradition bill More Hong Kong leaders are apologizing for a controversial extradition bill that's sparked some of the largest demonstrations the Chinese territory has ever seen....
19:34, 2019-06-19

Rocket attack on Iraqi oil facility injures 3 A rocket attack on oil facilities in Basra, Iraq, early Wednesday injured three workers, marking a continued escalation of incidents connected with the Middle East oil industry....
19:34, 2019-06-19

Rouhani: Breaking nuclear deal is the least Iran can do to counter U.S. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday plans to violate the 2015 nuclear deal by adding to Tehran's uranium stockpile is the least possible step it can take....
19:34, 2019-06-19

Report: U.S. open to negotiation over Wise Honest with North Korea The United States and North Korea could be willing to negotiate an exchange of detained ships to resolve tensions following the U.S. seizure of the Wise Honest....
19:34, 2019-06-19

Colombian president orders meeting to protect FARC members Colombian President Ivan Duque told authorities Wednesday to create new protections for demobilized FARC rebels after two were killed in the southwest portion of the country Monday....
19:34, 2019-06-19

Israeli woman Dalal Da'ud freed 18 years after killing abusive husband An Israeli parole board on Wednesday agreed to cut a prison term and set free an Israeli-Arab woman who killed her abusive husband nearly 20 years ago....
19:34, 2019-06-19

Trump's pick for UN post flips on climate change, breaks with White House: 'real risk' to planet Kelly Knight Craft, Trump's pick for UN post, called climate change a "real risk" to the planet that she would take seriously.        ...
19:34, 2019-06-19

Four face murder charge over 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines plane Four people murder Wednesday in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine that killed 298 people        ...
19:34, 2019-06-19

What the UN wants next in the investigation of Jamal Khashoggi's murder "Khashoggi’s killing constituted an extrajudicial killing for which the State of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is responsible," UN special report says.        ...
19:34, 2019-06-19

UN expert cites 'credible evidence' against Saudi crown prince in Khashoggi murder A U.N. human rights expert cited "credible evidence" that high-level officials in Saudi Arabia were involved in the death of Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi.        ...
19:34, 2019-06-19

Gun That Vincent Van Gogh "Shot Himself With" Sells For $182,000 The revolver with which Vincent van Gogh is believed to have shot himself sold for 162,500 euros ($182,000) at a Paris auction on Wednesday -- nearly three times the estimate....
19:17, 2019-06-19

Saudi Crown Prince Knew Of "Criminal Mission" Targeting Khashoggi: Report A special U.N. investigator on Wednesday called for further investigation of high-level Saudi officials, including Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi....
19:17, 2019-06-19

People Ignored Rules To Take Selfies With Bear. Officials Shot Him Dead The young black bear was starting to grow comfortable around his new human friends. The 100-pound male, believed to be around 2 or 3 years old, knew he could often find trail mix, sunflower seeds and......
19:17, 2019-06-19

UK Man Becomes First Convicted In Britain Of Making 3D-Printer Gun A 26-year-old man has become the first person in Britain to be convicted of making a firearm with a 3D printer that was capable of firing a lethal shot, police said on Wednesday....
19:17, 2019-06-19

Trump's Spiritual Adviser Prays For His Safety From "Demonic Networks" Paula White started out by giving thanks. White, President Donald Trump's evangelical spiritual adviser, took center stage Tuesday night to give the opening prayer before the president announced his......
19:17, 2019-06-19

Pak PM Imran Khan To Attend UN General Assembly Session For First Time Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will represent his country for the first time at the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September, a top aide of the premier said on......
19:17, 2019-06-19

Three Russians, one Ukrainian to be tried for murder in MH17 trial An international investigation team named four suspects Wednesday in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet in eastern Ukraine in 2014 that left nearly 300 dead, saying the group will be tried for murder in a case set to start in March....
19:17, 2019-06-19

Canada approves pipeline extension for second time, as Trudeau looks for more reliable purchaser for oil than US Canada has reapproved a pipeline expansion that would triple the flow of oil within the country, this as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned against sole reliance on the United States to purchase the energy source as unreliable....
19:17, 2019-06-19

Brother of New Jersey man who was found dead in Dominican Republic hotel room: 'Something is off there' The brother of a New Jersey man who was found dead last week in his resort hotel room in the Dominican Republic spoke out Wednesday on "Fox & Friends," cautioning Americans to reconsider their vacation plans in the Caribbean nation. ...
19:17, 2019-06-19

Turkey's Erdogan claims ex-Egyptian president was killed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed that former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi did not die of natural causes but that he was killed....
19:17, 2019-06-19

New German justice minister as outgoing moves to EU politics Chancellor Angela Merkel's government has appointed a new justice minister, to succeed Katarina Barley who is moving on to serve in the European Parliament....
19:17, 2019-06-19

Albanian opposition trying to stop holding of local polls Albanian police say they have arrested five opposition supporters for allegedly damaging ballot boxes and documents to prevent upcoming municipal elections....
19:17, 2019-06-19

Lebanon to attend Russia-backed talks on Syria Lebanon's president says his country is eager to take part in Russia-backed political meetings on the Syrian war because it wants to monitor efforts that may accelerate the return of hundreds of thousands of refugees in living in Lebanon....
19:17, 2019-06-19

Limpet mine used in oil tanker attacks 'bears striking resemblance' to similar Iranian Mines, US Navy says The limpet mine used on a Japanese-owned oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz “bears a striking resemblance” to other Iranian mines, U.S. Navy officials said....
19:17, 2019-06-19

Merkel: Feeling better after shaking raised health questions German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she's doing fine, a day after concerns over her health were raised when she appeared unsteady and visibly shaking while meeting the Ukrainian president outside her Berlin office....
19:17, 2019-06-19

Australian detective interrupts his own news conference to rugby tackle fleeing suspect An Australian detective is being praised for his rugby skills after he abruptly stopped a news conference to tackle a man who was fleeing after reportedly making inappropriate comments to a young girl....
19:17, 2019-06-19

Nearly 100,000 civilians have been killed in ongoing Yemen war, report finds Almost 100,000 civilians have been killed since 2015 as the Yemen war rages on, according to new data unveiled by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED)....
19:17, 2019-06-19

Family and friends of woman who died in Dominican Republic claim authorities are lying about past 'several heart attacks' On Monday, Dominican Republic Public Health Minister Rafael Sanchez Cardenas said at a press conference that Leyla Cox, a New York hospital MRI technician who died suddenly on June 10 in her room at the Excellence resort, had an enlarged heart, high blood pressure and that she had suffered “several ...
19:17, 2019-06-19

3 guilty in Kenya Garissa University attack that killed 148 A Kenyan court has found three people guilty of conspiracy to commit a terror attack after phone records and handwriting linked them to the 2015 Garissa University assault that killed 148 people....
19:17, 2019-06-19

Residents of Norwegian island where sun doesn't set for 69 days in a row want to go 'time-free' Residents of a Norwegian island where the sun doesn't set for 69 days of the year want to go "time-free" and have more flexible school and working hours to make the most of their long summer days....
19:17, 2019-06-19

U.S. Wants Allies to Help Keep Oil Lanes Open Top Trump administration officials signaled the U.S. didn’t intend to assume sole responsibility for safeguarding tankers in the Persian Gulf after attacks Washington blames on Iran, because America has become less dependent on oil supplies from the region....
18:34, 2019-06-19

U.N. Probe Calls for More Scrutiny of Prince Over Khashoggi Murder A top U.N. investigator found “credible evidence” that warrants further investigation of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s responsibility in the murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi....
18:34, 2019-06-19

Number of Displaced People Hits Postwar Record The number of forcibly displaced people in the world reached almost 71 million at the end of last year, the most since just after World War II and double the number of 20 years ago, according to a U.N. report....
18:34, 2019-06-19

Venice Cruise-Ship Crash Spurs Drive to Ban Them After a towering cruise ship crunched into a Venice pier and a smaller boat on June 2, locals reignited calls for the government to ban the vessels from the heart of the historic city, and the tourism minister says he will have a solution by the end of the month....
18:34, 2019-06-19

Investigators Charge Four Suspects in MH17 Downing Over Ukraine International investigators have brought murder charges against four suspects including a Russian former security-service colonel in the downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine in 2014 that sparked global outrage....
18:34, 2019-06-19

Albanian government vows to punish election disruption Albanian police say they have arrested five opposition supporters for allegedly damaging ballot boxes and documents to prevent upcoming municipal elections...
18:17, 2019-06-19

UN expert urges probe of Saudi prince over Khashoggi killing Independent U.N. probe cites “credible evidence” to warrant further investigation into the possible role of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman into killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi...
18:17, 2019-06-19

The Latest: Russia: MH17 charges ‘absolutely unfounded’ Russia’s Foreign Ministry has dismissed charges against Russian nationals for downing a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over Ukraine in 2014 as ‘absolutely unfounded’...
18:17, 2019-06-19

The Latest: 2 rockets land on oil company sites in Iraq Iraqi officials say two rockets have landed on oil company sites in Iraq’s southern Basra province, one landing near the facilities of a Turkish company hours after a similar attack on an Exxon Mobil Corp. site that injured three...
18:17, 2019-06-19

A starving polar bear wandered into a city, scavenging for food hundreds of miles from home A polar bear, described as sick and starving, wandered into the Russian city Norilsk, searching the streets and a local garbage dump for food, reports say....
18:17, 2019-06-19

U.N. investigator calls for probing Saudi officials in Khashoggi killing The U.N. inquiry into Jamal Khashoggi's death said high-level Saudi officials, including Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, likely knew a criminal mission was being planned....
18:17, 2019-06-19

New suffering for children of ISIS caliphate as hunger and sickness spread Shortages of food, clean water and medicine combined with the early arrival of the scorching summer heat have contributed to worsening conditions in a remote camp. Children are falling ill by the hundreds....
18:17, 2019-06-19

Mines used in tanker attack look like those shown by Iranian military, explosives expert says A U.S. Navy commander said that debris and a magnet left behind on the ship bore “a striking resemblance” to limpet mines advertised by Iranian forces....
18:17, 2019-06-19

The MH17 Charges, Explained Four men were charged with murder for an attack on a plane in 2014. What happened then, who are the defendants and what does it have to do with Russia?...
18:17, 2019-06-19

Long, Rowdy Feud in Afghan Parliament Mirrors Wider Political Fragility Repeated episodes of violence over who will lead a body that was chosen in a disputed vote have raised concerns ahead of a crucial presidential election....
18:17, 2019-06-19

She’s on a Hunger Strike in an Iranian Jail. He’s Joining In, From London. The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been held in Iran since 2016, has camped out in front of the Iranian Embassy to demand her release....
18:17, 2019-06-19

Four to Face Murder Charges in Downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Three of those charged have ties to Russian military and intelligence agencies, and the indictment also suggests the involvement of an aide to Vladimir V. Putin....
18:17, 2019-06-19

Norwegian Islanders Want to Go ‘Time-Free’ During Summer Months (COPENHAGEN, Denmark) — Residents of a Norwegian island where the sun doesn’t set for 69 days of the year want to go “time-free” and have more flexible school and working hours to make the most of their long summer days. People on the island of Sommaroey are pushing to get ri...
18:17, 2019-06-19

Chevron has been in Venezuela for nearly 100 years. It could finally be forced to leave Chevron's nearly century-long relationship with Venezuela might not survive the Maduro regime's fight with the United States. Not only is Venezuela's infrastructure crumbling, but the OPEC member's national oil company has been sanctioned by the Trump administration....
17:34, 2019-06-19

Russia hits out at 'groundless' murder charges over downing of flight MH17 Russia has denied involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 after investigators charged four men - including three Russians - with murder for their alleged role in the crash, which killed 298 passengers and crew....
17:17, 2019-06-19

Four Charged with Murder Over 2014 Downing of Malaysia Airlines Plane (NIEUWEGEIN, Netherlands) — Four people, including a prominent eastern Ukrainian separatist commander, were charged with murder Wednesday in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine that killed 298 people. A team of international investigators announced the charges, saying ...
17:17, 2019-06-19

U.N. Report Finds ‘Credible Evidence’ to Investigate Saudi Crown Prince’s Role in Jamal Khashoggi’s Killing A United Nations special report has found “credible evidence” warranting further investigation of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for his role in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year — a conclusion that follows a five-month investigation into what the U.N. spe...
17:17, 2019-06-19

New Documentary Explores the Realities of Being an Intersex Person and Their Treatment By Society When M was 7-years-old, her parents told her that she had had an operation as a young infant that meant she couldn’t have children. But, they weren’t telling her the whole story. M (who wishes not to be identified) is intersex, and only found out when she was 22-years-old, happening upon...
17:17, 2019-06-19

Feds seize over 16 tons of cocaine worth $1 billion in Philadelphia shipping port One of the largest drug busts happened in a Philadelphia shipping yard where federal officials captured roughly $1 billion worth of cocaine.        ...
17:00, 2019-06-19

Top surgeon named as first 'violence reduction chief' to help tackle stabbings and shootings in London A top surgeon has been appointed the NHS's first clinical director for violence reduction in a bid to tackle London's epidemic of stabbings and shootings....
16:51, 2019-06-19

83-Year-Old Woman Seriously Injured In Crash With Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Convoy An elderly woman sustained serious injuries after a collision with Prince William and Kate Middleton’s police convoy, police said Wednesday. The royal couple was en route to Windsor from London when the incident occurred in Richmond, south west London on Monday afternoon. A marked police motor...
15:34, 2019-06-19

Kelly Craft, Trump choice for UN ambassador, to face questions on climate change, coal industry ties Senate Democrats are poised to grill Trump pick to be UN ambassador, over ties to the coal industry, her views on climate change and her work ethic.        ...
15:34, 2019-06-19

Dutch probe to charge 4 suspects with murder in 2014 shootdown of Malaysian Flight MH17 over Ukraine After a five-year probe, Dutch-led investigators charged four suspects with murder in the shootdown of Malaysian flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014.        ...
15:34, 2019-06-19

Iran Will Not Give Europe More Time To Shield It Against US Sanctions Iran said on Wednesday it will start enriching uranium at a higher level in July and won't give European powers any more time to prevent this move by protecting Tehran from US sanctions....
14:51, 2019-06-19

83-Year-Old Injured After Prince William, Kate's Convoy Hits Her In UK An 83-year-old woman was in a serious condition in a British hospital on Wednesday after being hit by a motorbike in the convoy carrying Prince William and his wife Kate....
14:51, 2019-06-19

Shinzo Abe Criticised As Pension Report Highlights "Inconvenient Truth" Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faced stiff opposition criticism on Wednesday after a report warned that many retirees won't be able to live on pensions alone, a topic likely to become an issue in......
14:51, 2019-06-19

"Credible" Proof Linking Saudi Crown Prince To Khashoggi Murder: Report There is "credible evidence" linking Saudi Arabia's crown prince to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi last October, an independent UN rights expert said Wednesday, calling for an......
14:51, 2019-06-19

Australia Court Rules Sperm Donor Be Recognised As Legal Father A man who donated sperm so his gay friend could have a baby more than a decade ago must be recognised as the girl's father, Australia's High Court ruled Wednesday. The court said because the man was......
14:51, 2019-06-19

Netherlands To Put 4 On Trial For Murder Over Malaysian Flight MH17 Crash Dutch prosecutors are to put four people on trial for murder next year over the shooting down of flight MH17 over Ukraine, in which 298 people were killed, relatives said on Wednesday....
14:51, 2019-06-19

MH17 Plane Crash Investigators Name 3 Russian Suspects, 1 Ukrainian International investigators said Wednesday they were issuing arrest warrants for three Russians and one Ukrainian suspect over the downing of flight MH17 in 2014....
14:51, 2019-06-19

Indonesia Muslim Group Slaps Fatwa On Popular Mobile Game PUBG A hugely popular but brutal online game was slapped with a fatwa Wednesday by an Indonesian Muslim group who say it insults Islam and makes addicted players violent....
14:51, 2019-06-19

Barnet stabbing: Fifth murder probe in six days as man dies in 'full-on' street knife battle Scotland Yard today opened a fifth murder investigation in six days after a man in his 30s was stabbed to death in a "full-on" knife battle on a quiet London street....
14:51, 2019-06-19

Salesman loses £1m home fight after moving into pigsty following break-up A businessman who moved out of his £1 million home to live in a converted pigsty after a bitter break-up with his partner has now lost a legal battle for a share of the property....
14:51, 2019-06-19

Tube pusher's victim 'incredibly guilty' he didn't prevent second attack on former Eurotunnel boss, 91 A tube passenger pushed by a stranger towards an oncoming train in an attempted murder said he is wracked with "incredible guilt" that he could not stop the attacker shoving a second man onto the tracks....
14:51, 2019-06-19

'Credible evidence' Saudi Crown Prince linked to murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, UN report finds A UN expert investigating the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has found 'credible evidence' linking Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the killing, according to a report....
14:51, 2019-06-19

The Londoner: Leadsom blast at Commons bullies Andrea Leadsom blasts Westminster bullying culture / Rory Stewart in hot water over ERG jibe / James O'Brien successfully rubs Raab up wrong way / Michaela Coel's life-changing series...
14:51, 2019-06-19

Elephant and Castle station: Emergency services descend on busy Tube station after man 'sprayed with substance' Emergency services descended on a busy London Tube station this morning after a man was "sprayed with a substance" in a robbery in front of shocked commuters....
14:51, 2019-06-19

Fleetwood Mac ticketholders demand refunds over sound system complaints at Wembley Stadium gig Fleetwood Mac concert-goers are demanding refunds after the iconic band performed at two London shows at Wembley Stadium on Sunday and Tuesday evening....
14:51, 2019-06-19

Why Hong Kong Protesters Aren’t Calling It Quits After the Suspension of a Controversial Extradition Bill Twice in as many weeks protesters have thronged to Hong Kong’s streets in unprecedented numbers to demand the government withdraw a proposal that would allow extraditions to mainland China. Both times, Hong Kong’s top official refused to scrap the widely unpopular legislation. The protes...
14:51, 2019-06-19

Xi Jinping Says Pyongyang Is Moving in the ‘Right Direction’ Ahead of His Visit to North Korea SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping praised North Korea for moving in the “right direction” by politically resolving issues on the Korean Peninsula in an essay published in both countries’ official media Wednesday on the eve of Xi’s visit to Pyongyang...
14:51, 2019-06-19

Nearly 71 Million People Have Been Displaced by War and Other Violence, the U.N.’s Refugee Agency Says (GENEVA) — A record 71 million people have been displaced worldwide by war, persecution and other violence, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday, an increase of more than 2 million from last year and an overall total that would amount to the world’s 20th most populous country. The annu...
14:51, 2019-06-19

Inside the Battle to Save Congo From the Ebola Crisis Outside a brown cement house in the eastern city of Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, a government-employed psychologist is telling 19-year-old Merveille Mwenze that her husband has tested positive for Ebola. She’s seven months pregnant and nine months married, with so few poss...
14:51, 2019-06-19

LGBT Refugees Allege Harassment in Kenya, A Rare Haven for the Gay Community in East Africa (NAIROBI, Kenya) — Burundi national Nina Muregwa says she feels threatened again. After escaping death threats back home over her sexual identity the 17-year-old thought she had found a sanctuary in Kenya. Recent incidents, however, have left her scared for her life once more. She and other LG...
14:51, 2019-06-19

One in every 108 people on the planet has been displaced More than 70 million people have been forced to flee their homes due to violence or persecution, the United Nations has said, as the global migrant crisis pushed the number of displaced people to a new all-time high....
14:34, 2019-06-19

U.N. report: Saudi government responsible for Jamal Khashoggi death A United Nations investigative report issued Wednesday into the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi blames high-level Saudi officials, including Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman....
14:34, 2019-06-19

4 suspects named in 2014 shootdown of MH17 over Ukraine Investigators on Wednesday named four suspects they say are responsible for the shootdown of a Malaysian Airlines flight five years ago over Ukraine....
14:34, 2019-06-19

Throngs attend Trump's official 2020 reelection kickoff in Florida Thousands of adoring fans are in Orlando for what they say will be a historic event. Though his reelection campaign began the day he took office, the rally marks its official beginning in a must-win state....
13:51, 2019-06-19

Adidas: EU court rules against three stripes trademark The German company will not be allowed to trademark three stripes next to each other, Europe's second-highest court has ruled. The court called it "an ordinary figurative mark."...
13:51, 2019-06-19

Germany's 16 states: Berlin 2019 Berlin celebrates itself — as a city of modernity, of women, of freedom. With 100 years of Bauhaus, 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and a public holiday dedicated to women....
13:51, 2019-06-19

MH17 investigators name four suspects to face murder charges Three Russians and one Ukrainian national were named as first suspects in the 2014 downing of passenger jet above Ukraine. The "defense minister" of the so-called Donetsk Republic, Igor Girkin, is among the suspects....
13:51, 2019-06-19

Conservation and fashion: What is the impact of using exotic animal skins? Some conservation groups argue if done sustainably the use of snakes, crocodiles and other exotic animals can help protect species. But given monitoring and animal welfare issues, can their use ever be justified?...
13:51, 2019-06-19

Jamal Khashoggi: UN finds 'credible evidence' linking Saudi crown prince to murder The UN said that Khashoggi was "the victim of a brutal and premeditated" murder, "planned and perpetrated" by Saudi officials. The journalist was allegedly strangled in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul....
13:51, 2019-06-19

Polar bear wanders through Russian city of Norilsk An exhausted-looking she-bear has been spotted wandering through the industrial zone of the Siberian city of Norilsk, far away from its natural home. Authorities fear the animal might be ill....
13:51, 2019-06-19

Nightmarish realism: Fernanda Melchor on the haunting voices of 'Hurricane Season' Fernanda Melchor and German translator Angelica Ammar have won the International Literature Award for "Hurricane Season." DW had a chat with the Mexican writer, whose novel depicts life in an extremely harsh society....
13:51, 2019-06-19

Richer countries show lower trust in vaccines According to a survey on public attitudes, the French have the lowest levels of trust in vaccines, with 33% saying immunization is unsafe. The skepticism for vaccines is generally high in other developed countries too....
13:51, 2019-06-19

'Credible evidence' Saudi crown prince 'responsible for Khashoggi murder' A UN expert investigating the murder of Jamal Khashoggi says there is "credible evidence" that Saudi Arabia's crown prince was responsible for the killing....
13:51, 2019-06-19

UN expert calls for probe of Saudi prince, citing 'credible evidence' in Khashoggi death Agnes Callamard released a 101-page report into the October killing of Khashoggi and called for a criminal investigation.        ...
13:17, 2019-06-19

Platini: "It hurts," soccer star says of police questioning After a day of police questioning centering on his former role as a top decision-maker in soccer, Michel Platini was released from custody without charge in the early hours of Wednesday and said he found the experience painful given "everything I've done" in the sport....
13:17, 2019-06-19

Two melons sold at Japanese auction for $45G to first-time bidder: report Two melons were sold at an auction in the Japanese city of Yubari last month for a record-breaking $45,600 to a first-time bidder, according to reports....
13:17, 2019-06-19

Egypt: UN office tries to politicize Morsi's courtroom death Egypt says the U.N. human rights office is trying to politicize the death of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, who collapsed inside a Cairo courtroom during his trial this week....
13:17, 2019-06-19

The Latest: Kuwait's emir in Baghdad amid regional tensions The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Kuwait's emir has arrived in Iraq for a rare official visit to the neighboring country amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf between Washington and Tehran....
13:17, 2019-06-19

Nepal protesters demand government keep away from trusts Thousands of people have gathered in Nepal's capital to protest proposed legislation that would allow the government to nationalize centuries-old community and religious trusts responsible for organizing festivals and ceremonies....
13:17, 2019-06-19

UN expert eyes probe of Saudi prince role in Khashoggi death An independent U.N. human rights expert investigating the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is recommending an investigation into the possible role of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, citing "credible evidence."...
13:17, 2019-06-19

Rivals race to catch Boris Johnson as UK Tory race narrows Britain's Conservative Party is set to kick one more candidate out of the contest to become the country's next prime minister, as rivals scramble to catch front-runner Boris Johnson....
13:17, 2019-06-19

What to watch for at Kim-Xi summit in North Korea? From nuclear weapons to huge food aid shipments to a shared skepticism about the United States, Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will have a long list of topics to discuss when Xi heads to North Korea on Thursday....
13:17, 2019-06-19

Parts of southern India facing acute water shortages Millions of people are turning to water tank trucks in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu as house and hotel taps run dry in an acute water shortage caused by drying lakes and depleted groundwater....
13:17, 2019-06-19

Serbia-Montenegro church row fuels Balkan tensions A Serb official has branded Montenegro a "criminal" state and threatened a "fierce" response over the neighboring country's plans to introduce a church law....
13:17, 2019-06-19

| Incumbency is powerful. Is Trump poised for re-election? Donald Trump is expected to launch his re-election campaign, kicking off an age-old battle that most sitting US presidents wage for four more years of power....
12:51, 2019-06-19

| Hong Kong protest fallout | Trump re-election kickoff: WATCH the top world news videos for today Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers call on Carrie Lam to step down | In 2020 kickoff, Trump promises cancer, Aids cures; here are the top World news videos for today. WATCH....
12:51, 2019-06-19

| Promised $9 million online, US teen killed 'best friend': police An American teenager has been charged with conspiring to murder her "best friend" after a man she met online offered her $9 million to commit the crime....
12:51, 2019-06-19

| Russia, China warn US over sending 1 000 new troops to the Gulf The US is "pumping up tensions" and could open "Pandora's box" in the Middle East after announcing it will deploy 1 000 more troops to the already volatile region, Russia and China have said....
12:51, 2019-06-19

| WATCH: Leave EU by October 31 or pay the price: Boris Johnson Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson advanced on the prize of Britain's top political job in the second round of a contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May. WATCH NOW....
12:51, 2019-06-19

| WATCH: Historic US drug bust nets 16 tonnes of cocaine US authorities said they had seized around 16 tonnes of cocaine with an estimated street value of over $1bn in a historic drug bust aboard a ship at the port of Philadelphia....
12:51, 2019-06-19

| France has lowest levels of trust in vaccines globally: poll France has the lowest levels of trust in vaccines globally, according to the world's biggest survey on public attitudes toward health and science, which was published on Wednesday....
12:51, 2019-06-19

| MH17 crash probe set to name suspects International investigators are expected to announce charges against several suspects in the shooting down of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine five years ago in an attack which killed all 298 people on board....
12:51, 2019-06-19

Saudi Arabia De-Fangs Religious Police But Plans To Enforce "Decency" Saudi Arabia has rendered toothless the once-feared religious police amid a liberalisation drive, but a planned "public decency" law is stoking controversy with some fearing a revival of morality......
12:00, 2019-06-19

"Could Kill Millions": US Seizes $1 Billion Worth Of Cocaine From Ship Federal authorities seized 16.5 tons of cocaine worth more than $1 billion from a ship in Philadelphia in one of the largest drug seizures in US history, the US Justice Department said on Tuesday....
12:00, 2019-06-19

China's Friendship With North Korea "Irreplaceable", Says Xi Jinping Chinese President Xi Jinping has written a rare opinion piece in North Korea's official newspaper Wednesday, just a day before his scheduled visit to Pyongyang, saying Beijing's friendship with the......
12:00, 2019-06-19

Investigators To Name Suspects In Malaysian Flight MH17 Crash International investigators are on Wednesday expected to announce charges against several suspects in the shooting down of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine five years ago in an attack which killed all......
12:00, 2019-06-19

France Has Lowest Levels Of Trust In Vaccines: Global Survey France has the lowest levels of trust in vaccines globally, according to the world's biggest survey on public attitudes toward health and science, which was published on Wednesday....
12:00, 2019-06-19

China Belt And Road Can Speed Development, Needs Transparency: World Bank China's massive Belt and Road infrastructure drive could speed up economic development and reduce poverty for dozens of developing countries, the World Bank said on Tuesday in a new report that called......
12:00, 2019-06-19

Auction In US Featuring "Mughal Magnificence" Expected To Set New Records Ever since its announcement, Christie's upcoming auction -- "Maharajas and Mughal Magnificence" -- of Indian jewels, gemstones and decorative objects that span over 500 years, has been the talk of the......
12:00, 2019-06-19

Record 70.8 Million People Displaced At End Of 2018, Says United Nations More than 70 million people were counted last year as displaced from their homes, a record that underestimates the real number of refugees and asylum seekers, the UN said Wednesday....
12:00, 2019-06-19

IMF Package For Pak Should Not Be Used To Repay Chinese Loans, Warns US Amidst reports that the International Monetary Fund or IMF has reached a multi-billion dollar bailout package with cash-strapped Pakistan, the United States is seeking "conditionality" in the new......
12:00, 2019-06-19

Temperatures In Kuwait, Pak Third And Fourth Hottest Measured On Earth Following years of tireless investigation, the World Meteorological Organization on Tuesday announced that two recent temperature readings have been accepted among the hottest recorded on Earth....
12:00, 2019-06-19

Russia, China Block US Effort To Halt North Korea Fuel Deliveries Russia and China on Tuesday blocked an American initiative that aimed to halt fuel deliveries to North Korea, which Washington accuses of exceeding its annual ceiling for 2019, diplomatic sources......
12:00, 2019-06-19

British Airways Owner IAG Signs Deal To Buy 200 Boeing 737 Max Planes Boeing's grounded 737 MAX jet received a boost after British Airways-owner IAG signed a letter of intent to order 200 of the planes and said it was confident that it would return to service in the......
12:00, 2019-06-19

Iran Says There Will Be No War With United States: Report There will not be any military confrontation between Iran and the United States, the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council was quoted as saying on Wednesday by state news agency IRNA....
12:00, 2019-06-19

"Sing Hallelujah To The Lord" An Unlikely Anthem Of Hong Kong Protests The Christian hymn "Sing Hallelujah to the Lord" has emerged as the unlikely anthem of Hong Kong's protests against an extradition bill that have drawn millions of people onto the streets....
12:00, 2019-06-19

2.2 Billion People Lack Access To Safe Water Globally: United Nations 4.2 billion people lack access to safely managed sanitation services, a new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said....
12:00, 2019-06-19

Blackstone Chief Donates $188 Million To Oxford University The head of private equity firm Blackstone has pledged $188.37 million to Oxford University, the biggest single donation in its history, to fund a centre for humanities that would also house an......
12:00, 2019-06-19

China Says History Shows Positive Outcome From US Talks Possible Four decades of dealings between China and the United States show that positive outcomes were always possible, China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday, after their presidents agreed to rekindle......
12:00, 2019-06-19

Iran Says Scaling Back Nuclear Commitments A "Minimum" Measure Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday pulling out of some commitments under the nuclear deal was a "minimum" measure that Tehran could adopt a year after the United States withdrew from......
12:00, 2019-06-19

Donald Trump receives Koala gif after he tags wrong country's ABC in 'fake news' post Australia's national broadcaster had a cute comeback for Donald Trump after the president mistakenly tagged it in his latest "fake news" Twitter attack....
11:51, 2019-06-19

Labour MP Stella Creasy bombarded with teddies and notes in 10 years of harassment Labour MP Stella Creasy was pursued for 10 years and showered with bizarre gifts including soft toys and a tobacco pipe by a man who wanted her to be his wife, a court heard....
11:51, 2019-06-19

Uganda: Experimental Ebola drugs approved for use; two new cases suspected Uganda's health minister announced that health officials have been cleared to use three new experimental Ebola treatments, a week after the disease entered the country from the Democratic Republic of Congo....
11:34, 2019-06-19

U.N.: 71 million displaced worldwide by war, violence, persecution Nearly 71 million people have been displaced by war, violence and persecution worldwide last year, the largest number recorded in the United Nation's history, the international organization's refugee agency said....
11:34, 2019-06-19

South Korea calls for 3rd U.S.-North Korea summit South Korea's Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul called Wednesday for a third summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, stressing the importance of working-level talks to ensure a n...
11:34, 2019-06-19

Paris Air Show: IAG orders 200 Boeing 737 Max jets Boeing announced it had inked a letter of intent with International Airlines Group for 200 737 Max aircraft, the first major deal for the plane since it was grounded earlier this year....
11:34, 2019-06-19

Trump refuses to say sorry to Central Park Five over wrongful conviction Donald Trump has refused to apologise to five men wrongly convicted of raping a female jogger in New York City's Central Park 30 years ago, saying "they admitted their guilt"....
11:17, 2019-06-19

MH17 crash: What we know so far - and what is still to come Almost five years after Flight MH17 was shot down above eastern Ukraine - killing all 298 passengers and crew on-board - an international team of investigators are set to reveal what progress has been made in a case that could lead to a criminal trial....
11:17, 2019-06-19

FIFA Women's World Cup: Lena Oberdorf – The 17-year-old student learning fast Her coach says she's "fantastic," and Lena Oberdorf has made made her mark at the World Cup while taking time out from school. With Germany through to round of 16, she could enhance her reputation against South Africa....
10:34, 2019-06-19

FIFA Women's World Cup: Germany hammer South Africa to secure top spot Having already booked their place in the Round of 16, Germany were out to clinch top spot in Group B. They did so in formidable fashion against a South Africa side that struggled to keep up....
10:34, 2019-06-19

FIFA Women's World Cup: Germany find their shooting boots just before the knockouts Germany have qualified for the knockout stages after coming through Group B unbeaten and without conceding a single goal. Monday's 4-0 win over South Africa was welcome but routine. Now there are bigger tests to come....
10:34, 2019-06-19

Opinion: German politician's murder is an attack on democracy Politician Walter Lübcke may have been murdered by a right-wing extremist. If that turns out to be the case, the killer was targeting the heart of Germany's democratic system, says DW's Marcel Fürstenau....
10:34, 2019-06-19

Mexico's AMLO faces first major crisis after US immigration deal Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's presidency has hit a wall. An immigration agreement he struck with the United States is under fire from his own party, and has damaged his popularity in Mexico....
10:34, 2019-06-19

Throngs attend Trump's official 2020 re-election kickoff in Florida Thousands of adoring fans are in Orlando for what they say will be a historical event. Though his re-election campaign began the day he took office, the rally marks its official beginning in a must-win state....
10:34, 2019-06-19

Germany's Siemens to cut 2,700 jobs Siemens has announced massive job cuts in its power generation division as it seeks to make cost savings. The industrial giant is undertaking a major restructuring with the aim of cutting more than €2 billion in costs....
10:34, 2019-06-19

FIFA Women's World Cup: Brazil's Marta overtakes Miroslav Klose as leading World Cup scorer She's a six-time world player of the year and has now scored 17 World Cup goals, but Marta has never won women's football's biggest prize. Judging by the competition in Group C, that could be a tall order this year too....
10:34, 2019-06-19

Domestic violence against men – German states move to break taboos For the first time ever, two German states are launching an initiative to help male victims of domestic violence. Officials in Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia say they want to break the taboos surrounding the topic....
10:34, 2019-06-19

Germany: 670 kilograms of heroin seized at Polish border German authorities have seized a record amount of smuggled heroin at the German-Polish border. The drugs were said to be worth upwards of €50 million on the street....
10:34, 2019-06-19

Ex-UEFA boss Michel Platini freed after questioning over 2022 World Cup Michel Platini has been released from custody after being questioned over the awarding of the 2022 FIFA World Cup to Qatar. The ex-UEFA president was one of the members who voted for the decision....
10:34, 2019-06-19

Trump begins 2020 US presidential election campaign with Florida rally The president talked tariffs and his former rivals during his first official rally for the 2020 election. He used his speech to position himself as a Washington outsider, 2 1/2 years into his presidential term....
10:34, 2019-06-19

Canada approves contentious expansion of crude oil pipeline Canada has once again approved a contentious pipeline expansion that would allow the nation to diversify oil markets. The new pipeline has drawn criticism from environmental groups that fear spills....
10:34, 2019-06-19

Australian state legalizes voluntary euthanasia An Australian state has enacted euthanasia laws to allow terminally-ill patients to end their lives with lethal medication. The first death could take place in as soon as three weeks....
10:34, 2019-06-19

Refugee numbers worldwide hit record high: UN For the first time ever, the number of displaced people reached 70.8 million at the end of 2018, according to the UNHCR. The agency's chief warned against a hostile climate for refugees, but Germany came in for praise....
10:34, 2019-06-19

Germany seeks 'level playing field' in China The German economy minister has described China as a partner and competitor. He said it is time to establish better trade rules that don't put European companies at a disadvantage....
10:34, 2019-06-19

Climate change: Myopic stock markets deter green investments Companies remain torn between making socially responsible investments and meeting the short-term expectations of the stock market. But it's not all gloom and doom for green investors, especially in Europe....
10:34, 2019-06-19

Jamal Khashoggi: UN to release report on murder of Saudi journalist Earlier this year, the UN said that Khashoggi was "the victim of a brutal and premeditated" murder, "planned and perpetrated" by Saudi officials. The journalist was allegedly strangled in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul....
10:34, 2019-06-19

Venezuelan journalists report on their own survival As the UN's Michelle Bachelet visits Venezuela to address the political standoff and electricity and internet blackouts becoming the norm, life's daily struggles have become an unwanted news beat for journalists....
10:34, 2019-06-19

Rocket attack at major oil base in Iraq – two injured A ROCKET exploded on the site of major oil companies, including US giant ExxonMobil, near Iraq's city of Basra this morning, wounding two Iraqi workers....
10:00, 2019-06-19

Tory leadership debate: Fellow broadcasters and viewers leap to defence of Emily Maitlis as BBC presenter is accused of losing control of candidates Broadcasters and political campaigners have leapt to the defence of Tory leadership debate host Emily Maitlis after she was accused of losing control over the candidates....
09:51, 2019-06-19

Tory leadership contest: Imam who grilled candidates brands their responses to his question on Islamophobia 'deluded' The five remaining Tory leadership contenders have been branded "disappointing" and "deluded" for their views on Islamophobia by an Imam who quizzed them during last night's televised debate....
09:51, 2019-06-19

Voluntary euthanasia becomes legal in Australian state Voluntary euthanasia has become legal in an Australian state more than 20 years after the country repealed the world’s first mercy-killing law for the terminally ill...
09:51, 2019-06-19

Hong Kong lawmakers raise complaints over police brutality Hong Kong lawmakers grill security secretary over allegations of police brutality during protests over an extradition bill that eventually was suspended...
09:51, 2019-06-19

Investigation team to announce progress in MH17 probe International investigators building criminal case against those responsible in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 set to announce progress in the probe, nearly 5 years after the plane was blown out of the sky above conflict-torn eastern Ukraine...
09:51, 2019-06-19

Trump sees Mideast peace. Others see a ‘racist, colonial mentality.’ Next week the administration will hold an event aimed wooing West Bank development projects, but the Palestinian political and business communities have rejected it outright....
09:51, 2019-06-19

Canada approves a pipeline expansion the day after declaring a ‘climate emergency’ Caught between environmental and economic concerns, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government said it will push ahead with the $5.5 billion Trans Mountain Pipeline project....
09:51, 2019-06-19

Trump slams Democrats, press during 2020 campaign kick-off rally in Florida Jabbing at the press and poking the eye of the political establishment he ran against in 2016, U.S. President Donald Trump officially kicked off his reelection campaign Tuesday...
09:34, 2019-06-19

Poor nations hosting most refugees worldwide, need more Western help: U.N. Developing countries, not rich Western nations, are bearing the brunt of the world's refugee crisis and are hosting most of the record 70.8 million displaced people who have fled war and persecution, the United Nations said on Wednesday....
09:34, 2019-06-19

Swiss need more time to clinch EU treaty: foreign minister Switzerland's political system of painstaking consensus-building requires more time to strike a deal with the European Union on a new treaty, Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis said, suggesting no quick resolution to a potentially damaging log-jam....
09:34, 2019-06-19

Rocket hits site of foreign oil firms in Iraq's Basra, three hurt A rocket struck the site of the residential and operations headquarters of several global major oil companies, including U.S. giant ExxonMobil, near Iraq's southern city of Basra early on Wednesday, wounding three people, Iraq's military said....
09:34, 2019-06-19

Iran says it will not extend 60-day nuclear deal deadline: Tasnim Iran will not extend a 60-day deadline for it to start pulling out of more commitments agreed under its nuclear deal, the spokesman for Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, Behrouz Kamalvandi, said on Wednesday....
09:34, 2019-06-19

Magnitude 6.8 quake strikes south southeast of Kermadecs in Pacific: USGS A magnitude 6.8 quake struck south southeast of Raoul Island in South Pacific chain of the Kermadec Islands, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of casualties....
09:34, 2019-06-19

Donald Trump launches 2020 re-election campaign by slamming 'fake news media' and 'illegal witch hunt' Donald Trump has officially kicked off his re-election campaign with a grievance-filled rally in Florida as he jabbed and the press and the political establishment he ran against in 2016....
09:00, 2019-06-19

South Western Railway strike: Thousands of commuters brace for second day of travel chaos as rail strike continues Thousands of commuters are bracing for a second day of travel chaos as South Western Railway (SWR) staff continue a strike over the role of train guards....
09:00, 2019-06-19

Tory leadership contest LIVE: Boris Johnson, Rory Stewart and other remaining contenders prepare for third elimination round Another Tory leadership candidate will be axed today after Dominic Raab was knocked out in the latest ballot and the remaining five faced off in live TV debate....
09:00, 2019-06-19

Platini questioned on suspicion of Qatar World Cup corruption Former UEFA president and French football legend Michel Platini has been released after earlier being detained for what his team described as "technical reasons"....
08:51, 2019-06-19

Nearly 71 million displaced by war, violence at home, UN report says A record 71 million people have been displaced worldwide from war, persecution and other violence, the U.N. refugee agency said, an increase of more than 2 million from last year        ...
08:34, 2019-06-19

Rocket hits site of foreign oil firms in Iraq's Basra A rocket landed at the headquarters for several global major oil companies, including U.S. giant ExxonMobil, near Iraq's southern city of Basra early on Wednesday, wounding two Iraqi workers, police said....
08:34, 2019-06-19

Most SoftBank Vision Fund investors want to join the second fund, says CEO Masayoshi Son Most investors in SoftBank Group's $100 billion Vision Fund want to join the group's forthcoming second fund, founder and Chief Executive Masayoshi Son said on Wednesday, adding discussions would begin soon....
08:34, 2019-06-19

Royal Ascot: Tracking Britain's most famous family at the races Royal Ascot has long been a terrific place for spotting celebrities. During Hollywood's Golden Age, Elizabeth Taylor, Rita Hayworth and Sophia Loren traveled to Berkshire, England, for the horse races, and in recent years, Helen Mirren, Eddie Redmayne, and Mo Farah have done the same....
07:51, 2019-06-19

Rocket hits site of foreign oil firms in Iraq's Basra, two hurt A rocket landed at the headquarters for several global major oil companies, including U.S. giant ExxonMobil, near Iraq's southern city of Basra early on Wednesday, wounding two Iraqi workers, police said....
06:51, 2019-06-19

Database says 91,600 killed in Yemen fighting since 2015 A database tracking violence says at least 91,600 people have been killed in Yemen's civil war, presenting a new estimate after completing reporting for the first months of fighting in 2015....
06:51, 2019-06-19

China completes outer dome on overseas Hualong One reactor in Pakistan China has finished building the outer safety dome at its first overseas "Hualong One" nuclear reactor in Pakistan, with the project scheduled to be finished by the end of 2020, the China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) said late Tuesday....
06:17, 2019-06-19

El Salvador president rules out talks with criminal gangs El Salvador President Nayib Bukele ruled out negotiations with criminal gangs on Tuesday and vowed to go after their finances in a bid to reduce violence in the Central American country....
06:17, 2019-06-19

Australian government boosts Senate numbers ahead of tax cut bill Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will need to secure just three votes in the country's upper house to pass legislation after election results on Wednesday showed his government picked up four additional Senate seats....
06:17, 2019-06-19

Xi supports North Korea's direction on issues ahead of visit Chinese President Xi Jinping says North Korea is taking the "right direction" by politically resolving issues on the Korean Peninsula in a rare op-ed published by a North Korean state newspaper a day ahead of Xi's visit to Pyongyang to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un....
06:00, 2019-06-19

El Salvador's new president vows reparations for massacre El Salvador's recently inaugurated president on Tuesday promised to comply with reparations ordered by an international court for relatives of the victims of the El Mozote massacre, one of the bloodiest chapters of the country's 1980-1992 civil war....
06:00, 2019-06-19

Russia, China block UN from saying NKorea violated sanctions U.N. diplomats say Russia and China have blocked the U.N. Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against North Korea from declaring that Pyongyang breached the annual limit for importing refined petroleum products....
06:00, 2019-06-19

How a '90s nostalgia trend powered the comeback of two century-old sports brands The fashion industry is currently swept up in a storm of nostalgia. Riding on this throwback wave, Italian heritage brand Fila and American sweatshirt producer Champion are enjoying another lease of life....
05:51, 2019-06-19

A 1974 Hymn Called ‘Sing Hallelujah to the Lord’ Has Become the Anthem of the Hong Kong Protests On a footbridge leading to the Hong Kong’s Legislative Council building, about three dozen people are intoning “Sing Hallelujah to the Lord,” giving barely a pause after the short, four-line verse ends before starting it again. Around the corner in Tamar Park, by the Central Govern...
05:34, 2019-06-19

Gunmen kill 38 people in Mali sectarian attack Unknown gunmen opened fire on two Mali villages Monday, killing at least 38 people, 10 days after 35 people were massacred in a similar attack, the government said Tuesday....
05:17, 2019-06-19

Chinese shares surge amid positive US-China trade development; yuan jumps Stocks in Asia rose in Wednesday morning trade following positive developments overnight on the U.S.-China trade front, while the offshore yuan jumped....
04:51, 2019-06-19

China backs Pyongyang's efforts to solve Korea Peninsula issues, Xi says in op-ed Chinese President Xi Jinping said in an op-ed in North Korean state newspaper Rodong Sinmun on Wednesday that China supports North Korea's "correct direction" in resolving the issue of the Korean Peninsula politically....
04:51, 2019-06-19

Elderly woman seriously hurt after being struck in crash involving William and Kate's police convoy An elderly woman has been left in a serious condition in hospital after a crash involving a police motorbike in the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's convoy....
04:51, 2019-06-19

Hungry and exhausted polar bear shows up in Siberian city hundreds of miles from natural habitat A starving and exhausted polar bear has strayed hundreds of miles from its natural Arctic habitat and wandered into the major Russian industrial city of Norilsk in northern Siberia....
04:51, 2019-06-19

Tory leadership race: Another contender to be knocked out as rivals prepare for third elimination round Another Tory leadership candidate will today be eliminated from the contest after Dominic Raab was knocked out in the latest ballot and the remaining five faced off in live TV debate....
04:51, 2019-06-19

Arctic Marathoner Donates Amputated Toes For A Hotel's Infamous Cocktail Not all of them were going to make it home with him after he had to be evacuated from the Yukon Arctic Ultra by snowmobile in February 2018, suffering from deep frostbite during the 300-mile race....
04:17, 2019-06-19

Mike Pompeo Keeps Saudis Off US Child Soldiers List, Overruling Experts US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blocked the inclusion of Saudi Arabia on a US list of countries that recruit child soldiers, dismissing his experts' findings that a Saudi-led coalition has been......
04:17, 2019-06-19

Ex-Trump Aide Hope Hicks To Talk Behind Closed Doors To Investigators Hope Hicks, once a close aide and communications director for President Donald Trump, will become on Wednesday the first member of his inner circle to testify to the congressional panel leading a......
04:17, 2019-06-19

Historic US Drug Bust Nets 16 Tonnes Of Cocaine US authorities said Tuesday they had seized around 16 tonnes of cocaine with an estimated street value of over $1 billion in a historic drug bust aboard a ship at the port of Philadelphia....
04:17, 2019-06-19

Trump's Threat To Deport "Millions Of Illegal Aliens" Sparks Firestorm Donald Trump's threat to begin deporting "millions of illegal aliens" next week triggered heated rhetoric Tuesday on both sides of America's political divide, with Democrats warning the US president......
04:17, 2019-06-19

Egypt's Former President Mohamed Morsi Quietly Buried In Cairo Egypt's first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi was buried Tuesday, as the UN backed calls for an independent investigation into his death after he collapsed in a Cairo courtroom....
04:17, 2019-06-19

Britain's Rory Stewart Rides Twitter In Dark Horse PM Run Rory Stewart has torn up the political rule book and used a quirky social media campaign to move yet another step closer Tuesday to becoming Britain's unlikeliest prime minister....
04:17, 2019-06-19

Angela Merkel, Seen Trembling At Official Ceremony, Says She's "Fine" German Chancellor Angela Merkel dismissed concerns about her health after visibly trembling at an official ceremony Tuesday, saying she was just a bit dehydrated in the heat....
04:17, 2019-06-19

Trump's Defense Secretary Pick Quits As Reports Emerge Of Family Violence Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan abandoned his quest for the top Pentagon job on Tuesday as reports emerged of domestic violence in his family, plunging the leadership of the US military into......
04:17, 2019-06-19

Trump Launches 2020 Re-Election Campaign, Calls US "Envy Of The World" President Donald Trump launched his 2020 reelection campaign Tuesday with a rally in front of about 20,000 supporters packed into a Florida arena, chanting "USA, USA!"...
04:17, 2019-06-19

Google Pledges $1 Billion For Housing Crisis Near California Headquarters Google on Tuesday pledged to commit more than $1 billion to help address the severe housing crisis in the region that includes its headquarters and Silicon Valley....
04:17, 2019-06-19

"Stunning Sight": Wave-Like Cloud Formation Wasn't Classified Until 2017 Paul McCully was having a relatively normal Tuesday in Myrtleford, Australia on June 11. Then he looked up. "It looked like inverted waves moving quickly across the sky," wrote McCully, who was......
04:17, 2019-06-19

Hungry, Exhausted Polar Bear Wanders Into Russian City A starving polar bear has strayed hundreds of kilometres from its natural Arctic habitat and wandered, exhausted, into the major Russian industrial city of Norilsk in northern Siberia. The female......
04:17, 2019-06-19

EU fights to keep nuclear deal alive amid US, Iran pressure A year after the United States pulled out of the Iran nuclear agreement, the pact is at severe risk of collapse and the European Union is caught in the middle, struggling to keep supply lines open to the Islamic Republic's wilting economy under the threat of U.S. sanctions....
04:17, 2019-06-19

Who is still standing in the race to be UK prime minister? The contest to be Britain's next prime minister shrank to five candidates on Tuesday, with Boris Johnson bolstering his substantial lead in the second round of voting by Conservative Party legislators....
04:17, 2019-06-19

UN chief urges Russia and Turkey to stabilize Syria's Idlib Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is appealing to Russia and Turkey to stabilize the situation in Syria's last rebel-held territory in the Idlib province area, where Bashar Assad's forces have launched an offensive "without delay."...
04:17, 2019-06-19

Experts say blackout in Argentina should have been limited As authorities in Argentina try to figure out why electricity surged on a transmission line and touched off a massive blackout covering three nations, experts say power companies should have spotted the problem and taken action to limit the outage....
04:17, 2019-06-19

Canada reapproves contentious Pacific coast pipeline Canada's federal government has once again approved the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would nearly triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast....
04:17, 2019-06-19

Official: Guatemala hasn't agreed to be safe third country A Cabinet official says Guatemala has not agreed to become a so-called "safe third country" for migrants seeking asylum as suggested by U.S. President Donald Trump, but it is taking steps to tackle migrant smuggling....
04:17, 2019-06-19

U.S. forces deployed to Persian Gulf just a deterrent: Mike Pompeo The Trump administration is not seeking conflict with Iran and its military buildup in the Persian Gulf is aimed entirely at deterring Iranian aggression and threats to U.S. interests and international shipping, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday....
03:51, 2019-06-19

U.S. authorities seize more than $1B worth of cocaine from ship at Philadelphia port U.S. authorities have seized more than $1 billion worth of cocaine from a ship at a Philadelphia port, calling it one of the largest drug busts in American history....
03:51, 2019-06-19

Permafrost in Canadian Arctic thawing 70 years earlier than predicted, study finds "What we saw was amazing," Vladimir E. Romanovsky, a professor of geophysics at the university, told Reuters by telephone. "It’s an indication that the climate is now warmer than at any time in the last 5,000 or more years."...
03:51, 2019-06-19

Canada's Trudeau mending fences with Trump as election fight looms Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will seek to further mend fences when he meets Donald Trump in Washington this week, a year after the U.S. president stormed out of a G7 meeting calling Trudeau "very dishonest and weak."...
03:51, 2019-06-19

Mexico plans cutbacks to president's flagship 'Mayan Train' project Mexico will shorten the 1,525-km (948-mile) route for a proposed "Mayan Train" designed to link tourist hot spots and spur development on the Yucatan Peninsula, an official said on Tuesday, in a move aimed at saving about $287 million in costs....
03:51, 2019-06-19

Court ruling sends Guyana to new elections, as first oil output looms A regional court on Tuesday upheld the Guyanese Parliament's December no-confidence vote in the government, meaning the South American country will face new elections just as its nascent oil industry appears set to transform the economy....
03:51, 2019-06-19

Chile's Codelco seeks to defuse strike after miners clash with police Chilean miner Codelco sweetened its contract offer to workers on Tuesday in a bid to defuse rising tensions after miners striking at its giant Chuquicamata copper mine were involved in clashes with police earlier in the day....
03:51, 2019-06-19

Exclusive: Overruling his experts, Pompeo keeps Saudis off U.S. child soldiers list Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blocked the inclusion of Saudi Arabia on a U.S. list of countries that recruit child soldiers, dismissing his experts' findings that a Saudi-led coalition has been using under-age fighters in Yemen’s civil war, according to four people familiar with the matter....
03:51, 2019-06-19

Rockets land near Iraqi base hosting U.S. personnel in Mosul: sources A rocket landed near an Iraqi military base hosting U.S. forces in the northern city of Mosul late on Tuesday, an Iraqi military statement said, the second such incident in two days....
03:51, 2019-06-19

Air strike hits warehouse co-owned by Italy's ENI in Libya A storehouse belonging to Libya's Mellitah Oil & Gas, a joint-venture between the National Oil Corporation (NOC) and Italy's ENI, was damaged in an air strike on Tuesday, wounding three workers, the state oil firm said in a statement....
03:51, 2019-06-19

UK's Corbyn to back second Brexit referendum: The Times British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn will back a move on Wednesday for the Labour Party to change its Brexit policy and support a second referendum in all circumstances, The Times reported, citing a senior Labour source....
03:51, 2019-06-19

Netherlands set to prosecute suspects in MH17 airliner downing International investigators are set on Wednesday to launch criminal proceedings against suspects in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine nearly five years ago....
03:51, 2019-06-19

UK PM candidate Johnson: Britain must leave EU by Oct. 31 or pay the price Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to be Britain's prime minister, repeated his pledge on Tuesday that he would take the United Kingdom out of the European Union by Oct. 31, saying otherwise the government would face a catastrophic loss in trust....
03:51, 2019-06-19

U.S. seizes $1 billion worth of cocaine from ship in Philadelphia Federal authorities seized 16.5 tons of cocaine worth more than $1 billion from a ship in Philadelphia in one of the largest drug seizures in U.S. history, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday....
03:51, 2019-06-19

Brazil Senate blocks Bolsonaro move to ease gun carrying Brazil's Senate on Tuesday overturned a decree signed last month by right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro that drastically expanded the number of people allowed to carry weapons in public....
03:51, 2019-06-19

Mexican president pitches universal internet in chat with Facebook's Zuckerberg Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he spoke with Facebook Inc's Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, inviting the social media tycoon to partner with him in a bid to promote universal internet access in Mexico....
03:51, 2019-06-19

Xi firmly backs Pyongyang's effort to solve Korea Peninsula issues: Rodong Sinmun Chinese President Xi Jinping said in an op-ed in North Korean state newspaper Rodong Sinmun on Wednesday that China supports North Korea's "correct direction" in politically resolving issues on the Korean Peninsula....
03:51, 2019-06-19

| Population of Earth to reach 9.7 billion in 2050: UN The world population is expected to climb to 9.7 billion in 2050 from 7.7 billion today, with the population of sub-Saharan Africa doubling, a United Nations report released Monday said....
03:51, 2019-06-19

FBI and Dominican Republic Officials Investigate Tourist Deaths The Federal Bureau of Investigation is working with authorities in the Dominican Republic to investigate the recent deaths of several Americans at resorts in the Caribbean tourist destination....
03:17, 2019-06-19

BMW Not Even Interested in M Car Hot Hatchback: Report BMW doesn’t appear to want to even bother making a M version of the new front-wheel-drive/all-wheel-drive BMW 1 Series, as a new AutoExpress report claims....
03:17, 2019-06-19

Save 15% On a Random Assortment of New AmazonBasics Arrivals AmazonBasics is eating the world, as the brand encompasses more product categories seemingly every day. Putting aside the broader anticompetitive implications of Amazon’s ambitions, we’ve always found AmazonBasics products to be well made and priced fairly. Now, latest batch of new arrivals are all ...
03:17, 2019-06-19

The Purists Won To be a part of the automotive industry is to hear an endless stream of moaning and complaining, especially when it comes to Porsche’s cars. If Porsche deviates at all from something it used to do, you never hear the end of it, such as when the Boxster and Cayman traded out their flat six engines in...
03:17, 2019-06-19

Here's Why Honda Just Restored This Sweet Old Chevy Pickup American Honda celebrated its 60th anniversary by restoring a vehicle built by a brand that is now considered a competitor. That vehicle a 1961 Chevrolet Apache 10, and here’s why Honda decided to fix it up....
03:17, 2019-06-19

Comment of the Day: We Have a Better Name for the Tesla Truck Today we saw a moment of innovation, the likes of which had not been seen since some BMW engineers chopped up an M3 into a pickup, or maybe since people in the ‘70s put Rolls-Royce grilles on their Volkswagen Bugs. We got a Tesla pickup truck! There was only one problem: the name....
03:17, 2019-06-19

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Returns to Netflix July 19 Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, the show in which he picks up a comedian and takes them to coffee in a sometimes perfect/sometimes combustible car, usually framed around his interpretation of their personality, will return with new episodes to its relatively new home at Netflix ne...
03:17, 2019-06-19

The 2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe Is The For The Real Sedan Heads If you want a nice and good and fine four-door BMW, you get a BMW 5 Series. If you want a nice and good and fine version of that four-door but want it with only two doors, you get a BMW 8 series. If you want a nice and good and fine four-door version of the two-door version of the BMW 5 Series, you ...
03:17, 2019-06-19

The F-35 Could Reportedly Break Itself if it Goes Too Fast, And Other F-35 Problems The F-35’s myriad problems are really now just a running gag. But its latest ones are wild, ranging from buyers feeling that they’re being spied on through the jets to the potential for structural damage if flown fast at very high altitudes, which is something that fighter jets are known to do from ...
03:17, 2019-06-19

UN aid chief says ‘humanitarian disaster’ unfolding in Idlib The U.N. humanitarian chief declared Tuesday that “a humanitarian disaster” is unfolding in Syria’s last rebel-held territory where Bashar Assad’s forces have launched an offensive, ending a cease-fire negotiated by Turkey and Russia in September...
02:00, 2019-06-19

Democrats and some Republicans question Trump’s vetting process after Shanahan withdrawal Senators wonder why they weren’t told sooner about the domestic abuse allegations involving Shanahan, but they are divided over whether to investigate the matter further....
02:00, 2019-06-19

‘The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Chickpeas.’ Google Celebrates Falafel With a Doodle Tuesday’s Google Doodle features a short animation of three falafel balls jumping into an open pita filled with hummus, tomato, and cucumber. As Google itself put it, falafel is “the best thing that ever happened to chickpeas – with the possible exception of hummus, of course.&rdqu...
01:34, 2019-06-19

Violence in Mali Put an End to a Thriving Tourist Industry. Now the Government Wants to Tap Into China’s Tourism Market A dozen Chinese tourists, armed with their cameras, are capturing the sights, standing on sandstone cliffs looking over dusty plains 1500 feet below. The sky is clear: in the distance, hundreds of villages on the plains of Dogon country stretch as far as the horizon. Behind them, hardly visible, a h...
01:34, 2019-06-19

I was used as human guinea pig, Caster Semenya says Caster Semenya says the global athletics governing body has used her as "a human guinea pig" by forcing her to take medication that would limit her testosterone levels. ...
01:17, 2019-06-19

Tory leadership debate: Boris Johnson challenged over comparison of veiled Muslim women to 'letterboxes' Boris Johnson was forced to apologise for comparing veiled Muslim women to "letterboxes" as he was challenged by an Imam during a Tory leadership TV debate....
00:17, 2019-06-19

EU: Sudan military responsible for deaths, violence committed against the public The European Union said Monday it holds the ruling Transition Military Council responsible for the deaths of over a hundred people in Sudan since the military cracked down on peaceful protesters earlier this month....
23:34, 2019-06-18

Unification Ministry: 2 rescued North Korean fishermen say they want to defect Two of the four North Korean fishermen rescued from the East Sea last week expressed a desire to defect to South Korea, while the two others were sent back to the North according to their wishes, the unification ministry...
23:34, 2019-06-18

Paris Air Show: Airbus secures over 100 orders for new planes, Boeing records zero Airbus began the first day of the Paris Air Show unveiling a new commercial jet while announcing it had secured orders for over 100 planes while its main competitor, Boeing, left essentially empty-handed...
23:34, 2019-06-18

Carrie Lam offers 'most sincere apology' to Hong Kong after mass protests Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam apologized to the public Tuesday following mass protests on the island over a controversial bill but did not offer her resignation as demonstrators had demanded....
23:34, 2019-06-18

India: More than 100 dead from encephalitis outbreak Indian officials said Tuesday that encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain commonly caused by a viral infection, has killed more than 100 people in the Muzaffarpur district of Bihar....
23:34, 2019-06-18

Philip Arps, man who shared video of New Zealand mosque attack, jailed for 21 months A New Zealand man who shared a livestream of video footage taken of the shooting attacks at two Christchurch mosques will spend nearly two years in jail, a court ruled Tuesday....
23:34, 2019-06-18

Paris archbishop: Notre Dame more than a tourist attraction Everyone, it seems, has an idea for how to rebuild Notre Dame. Proposals for its reconstruction include topping it with a modern glass cover, an ecological garden or even a swimming pool up on the roof....
23:34, 2019-06-18

Iran, Russia accuse U.S. of bullying, pushing war The United States faced criticism from Russia and Iran Tuesday after the Pentagon announced it was sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East after oil tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week....
23:34, 2019-06-18

Ninth American tourist dies in Dominican Republic Dominican Republic officials are investigating the death of a 55-year-old New Jersey man found dead in a hotel room there last Thursday, marking the ninth American tourist to die on the island nation in recent months....
23:34, 2019-06-18

Pyongyang Soju selected national beverage of North Korea Kim Jong Un has designated a beverage that embodies the "innocent and tender hearts" of the North Korean people as the national liquor of North Korea....
23:34, 2019-06-18

Expansion at London Heathrow will clear out many homes London's Heathrow Airport is adding a third runway that will be operational in a few years, but the project is causing a stir because it requires builders to raze hundreds of homes....
23:34, 2019-06-18

U.N. calls for independent look into death of former Egypt leader Mohamed Morsi The United Nations human rights office called for an independent investigation Tuesday into the death of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, a day after he died inside a Cairo courtroom....
23:34, 2019-06-18

U.N. targets hate speech with new strategy U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday unveiled a new strategy to confront hate speech, which he warned was a precursor to the Holocaust, and genocides in Bosnia, Cambodia and Rwanda....
23:34, 2019-06-18

Official: Guatemala hasn’t agreed to be safe third country A Guatemalan cabinet official says the government has not agreed to become a so-called “safe third country” for migrants seeking asylum as suggested by U.S. President Donald Trump, but says Guatemala is taking steps to tackle migrant smuggling...
23:34, 2019-06-18

UN launches plan to combat escalating hate speech Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is launching a plan to combat hate speech and counter what he calls “a groundswell of xenophobia, racism and intolerance, violent misogyny, anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim hatred” around the world...
23:34, 2019-06-18

Japan wraps everything in plastic. Now it wants to fight against plastic pollution. Japan wants collective action to tackle the ocean plastic crisis at next week’s G-20 summit, although the country still has an obsession with plastic packaging.  ...
23:34, 2019-06-18

Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam’s puzzling apology: Did Beijing blink? And, if so, why? On Sunday, another massive protest in Hong Kong rallied against chief executive Carrie Lam, demanding her to withdraw a controversial extradition bill and step down. Neither of those demands were met......
23:34, 2019-06-18

Sri Lanka Policeman Defies President To Testify At Easter Attack Probe A Sri Lankan police officer on Tuesday defied President Maithripala Sirisena and testified before a parliamentary investigation into the Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed 258 people....
22:51, 2019-06-18

34 Singing Birds, Stuffed Into Hair Rollers, Found At New York Airport In another life, Francis Gurahoo might have pursued a career as a hairstylist. But the three dozen-or-so plastic hair rollers stashed in his carry-on luggage weren't meant for luscious curls. Instead,......
22:51, 2019-06-18

Teenager Who Called UK's Prince Harry 'Race Traitor' Is Jailed A teenage neo-Nazi who called for Britain's Prince Harry a race traitor months after his marriage to U.S. actress Meghan Markle and suggested he should be shot was jailed for more than four years on......
22:51, 2019-06-18

Donald Trump Says Having 'Extended Meeting' With Xi Jinping At G20 Summit US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he had a positive phone conversation with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and the two leaders will hold an "extended meeting" next week at the Group of 20......
22:51, 2019-06-18

China, United States Will "Lose By Fighting": Xi Jinping To Donald Trump Chinese President Xi Jinping called for cooperation in a phone call with Donald Trump on Tuesday, confirming he would meet the US leader at the G20 summit amid a bruising trade war....
22:51, 2019-06-18

Pak Army Chief Now Member Of Development Panel Led By Imran Khan In a move that would further expand the powerful Pakistani military's influence, army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has been made a member of the newly-formed National Development Council headed by......
22:51, 2019-06-18

Man Files Petition To Ban Pak Cricket Team After Defeat To India A dejected Pakistani fan has filed a petition in the Gujranwala Civil Court against Pakistan's cricket team, seeking a ban on the squad as well as the sacking of the selection committee following the......
22:51, 2019-06-18

Are you walking on sunshine? The summer solstice is Friday The summer solstice – the precise moment when the sun is at its highest point in the sky each year – occurs Friday at 11:54 a.m. EDT.        ...
22:51, 2019-06-18

| UK leadership race narrows to five as Johnson cements lead The UK leadership race narrowed to five on Tuesday as Brexit figurehead Boris Johnson prepared to defend his runaway favourite status in his first television debate....
22:34, 2019-06-18

NASA snaps most detailed image yet of asteroid Bennu A US spacecraft has captured its closest and most detailed image yet of the 78 billion kilogram asteroid Bennu which gets closer to Earth every six years....
22:17, 2019-06-18

British Airways owner announces plans to buy 200 Boeing 737 Max aircraft British Airways owner International Airlines Group has announced plans to order 200 of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft, claiming its confidence in its safety....
22:17, 2019-06-18

Tory leadership contest: Boris Johnson comes under fire from rivals for rejecting Brexit delay as he breaks cover for TV debate Boris Johnson came under fire from his Tory leadership rivals over his rejection of a delay to Brexit as the contenders went head-to-head in a live TV debate....
22:17, 2019-06-18

Boris Johnson pulls ahead in Tory leadership race Ex-foreign secretary Boris Johnson has surged ahead of his rivals in the second poll of Tory leadership race. Moderate Rory Stewart survived against the odds....
22:01, 2019-06-18

Could the Christchurch Attacks Have Been Prevented? Australia and New Zealand appear to have paid little attention to the threat from far-right extremism as their security services focused overwhelmingly on the dangers of Islamist terrorism....
22:00, 2019-06-18

Man who shared video of New Zealand mosque shooting gets 21 months in prison Philip Arps earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of distributing the video, which a gunman livestreamed as he opened fire on two New Zealand mosques.        ...
21:00, 2019-06-18

Hong Kong leader's apology is 'fake,' more protests are coming, foes say Leaders of a massive protest in Hong Kong rejected Chief Executive Carrie Lam's apology for a contentious extradition bill, demand her resignation.        ...
21:00, 2019-06-18

Earthquake rocks Japan, triggering fears of tsunami A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck off northwestern Japan on Tuesday, triggering a tsunami advisory for three prefectures in the region.        ...
21:00, 2019-06-18

Mexico’s border crackdown sends some Central American migrants heading back south Mexico's efforts to slow Central American migration across its territory showed some bite as people turned around to head south.        ...
21:00, 2019-06-18

Amazing photo shows dogs 'sledding on water' amid Greenland ice melt This stunning photo – taken by scientists on the melting Greenland ice sheet last week – shows how unusually warm it's been in the Arctic.        ...
21:00, 2019-06-18

Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson advances on Britain's top job Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson advanced on the prize of Britain's top political job on Tuesday, winning 40 percent of votes in the second round of a contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May....
20:17, 2019-06-18

At $8,000, Would You Drop The Hammer on This 1985 Toyota Celica GT-S Drop Top? Summer will be here officially in just a few days, and what better way to celebrate its arrival than in a convertible like today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Celica? Let’s find out if its price is worth celebrating as well....
20:00, 2019-06-18

The 2020 Lexus GX 460's Spindle Grille Is More Gaping Now Than Ever The number of updates to the 2020 Lexus GX 460 can be counted on your fingers, but perhaps the most obvious one is the spindle grille. Or Predator-face, depending on your choice of science fiction. It’s less broken up by lines now, so it carries a similar effect to that of the Lexus minivan....
20:00, 2019-06-18

The 2020 Rezvani Tank Has 1,000 Horsepower and Is Still Stupendously Pointless The first Rezvani Tank had 500 horsepower and was once driven by the worst person on Earth. The new one will double the horsepower, and the ridiculousness....
20:00, 2019-06-18

China is Cracking Down on Electric Car Safety After Tesla and NIO Fires Fires have China cracking down on EVs, Ford is in the middle of an important connected-car discussion with the government, Volvo and NVIDIA are working on self driving trucks, FCA apparently can’t keep its suppliers happy, and more in The Morning Shift for Tuesday, June 18, 2019....
20:00, 2019-06-18

A Massive Thank You for Coming to Our Le Mans Party! We cannot thank you all enough for making the trek out to Red Hook in Brooklyn for our 2019 LeManstravaganza to watch race cars, eat food, drink booze and paint with us. It was such a kickass time!...
20:00, 2019-06-18

The Honda S600 Drives Like It's Where All The Fun Comes From Let’s say you just finished canyon-carving your Honda S2000. You enjoyed its lightweight chassis, 50-50 weight distribution and the sounds emitted from its naturally aspirated engine as that aggressive cam profile switched over, rushing to a 9,000 RPM redline. It felt good and entertaining, with you...
20:00, 2019-06-18

James Bond Will Drive the New Aston Martin Valhalla in Bond 25: Report James Bond will reportedly ride eternal, shiny and chrome into the gates of Valhalla in Bond 25 in the new Aston Martin AM-RB 003—which has been officially renamed the Aston Martin Valhalla after the Viking legend of a warrior’s paradise....
20:00, 2019-06-18

A Vintage Toyota Corolla SR-5 Drag Car Isn't the Weirdest Thing You'll Find in Brooklyn Today it’s not hard to think of Japanese auto companies being periodic specialists in high-revving, fun, little cars. But back in the ‘70s that was still something of a new concept. We went looking for a bit of that history in Williamsburg, and found a lot more, too....
20:00, 2019-06-18

Five Massive Screw-ups That Wouldn't Have Happened If We All Just Used the Metric System Almost every country in the world uses metric measurements. Every country except for the United States that is. It’s usually not a big problem. But there have been some close calls throughout history when people used metric instead of imperial, or vice versa with disastrous results....
20:00, 2019-06-18

Angela Merkel seen visibly shaking while standing next to Ukraine’s president; blames dehydration German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared unsteady and began to visibly shake during an event in the hot sun in Berlin on Tuesday with the new Ukrainian leader, later dismissing the incident and blaming dehydration....
20:00, 2019-06-18

Toronto police seek 4th person in Raptors rally shooting Police in Canada are looking for a fourth person and haven't recovered the gun involved in a shooting at a rally for the NBA champion Raptors that left four people wounded and sent thousands fleeing less than a block from where the players and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat on stage....
20:00, 2019-06-18

US squadron of F-15E fighters arrive in UAE amid Iran tensions A squadron of American F-15E Strike Eagles arrived in United Arab Emirates on Thursday as part of reinforcements against the Iranian threat as announced last month by the Pentagon....
20:00, 2019-06-18

Israeli library offers glimpse of old Jewish life in Europe Israel's National Library has digitized a rare collection of communal ledgers from long-lost Jewish communities of Europe, offering the public a chance to study an era seen as a golden age of Jewish self-governance before the Holocaust....
20:00, 2019-06-18

French student who missed bus, crashed car in rush to take exam makes it by minutes thanks to police A student in France who crashed his father's car while trying to get to school to take an exam on Monday was able to get there in the nick of time thanks to the help of police....
20:00, 2019-06-18

Police say ship captain in Danube collision not intoxicated Police in Hungary say the captain of a river cruise ship involved in a deadly collision with a tour boat was not intoxicated at the time of the May 29 crash in Budapest....
20:00, 2019-06-18

Pakistan's army denies 'state agencies' killed activist Pakistan's army has condemned the killing of an outspoken critic of the country's political and military leaders, saying state security forces were not responsible for his death....
20:00, 2019-06-18

1 dead in Mexico helicopter crash, gunmen fire at responders Mexican authorities say a helicopter crash killed the male pilot and injured three women, and then police who went to the scene were fired on by gunmen....
20:00, 2019-06-18

Justin Trudeau 'running out of time' to make up ground ahead of Canadian elections As one major national pollster recently put it, with just 18 weeks until Canadians cast their ballots in a hotly-contested parliamentary vote, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party is “running out of time” to recover their deficit in the polls to the opposition Conservative Party. ...
20:00, 2019-06-18

Turkmenistan's leader makes his son provincial governor The son of Turkmenistan's president has been appointed as governor of a key province, fueling speculation the leader of the energy-rich Central Asian nation is setting stage for a political dynasty....
20:00, 2019-06-18

The Latest: Johnson takes bigger lead in race to lead UK The Latest on the voting to elect Britain's next prime minister (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Boris Johnson has increased his lead in the race to become Britain's next prime minister, as one of his rivals was eliminated from the contest....
20:00, 2019-06-18

Ebola fears worsen after more than 300,000 flee Congo over violent ethnic clashes: report The threat of second deadliest Ebola outbreak continues to grow in central Africa as more than 300,000 people have fled the Congo since early June because of ethinc clashes, reports say....
20:00, 2019-06-18

Son of tourist who died at luxury resort awaits Dominican AG's approval to get mother's blood sample to US The son of a New York hospital technician who died suddenly in her room at an all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana on June 10 says the U.S. Embassy and his congressional representatives have helped pave the way for a sample of his mother's blood to be sent to the U.S. so that toxicology tests can be c...
20:00, 2019-06-18

Former UEFA president Michel Platini arrested Reports in France claim that former UEFA president Michel Platini has been detained for questioning in connection with an investigation into the awarding of the 2022 FIFA World Cup to Qatar....
19:51, 2019-06-18

Dead or alive: A Peruvian market where the illegal animal trade thrives If you know where to look at Peru's infamous rainforest market, you'll find all sorts of endangered animals for sale as bushmeat or as pets. But some are trying to stop the trade before it's too late....
19:51, 2019-06-18

Germany’s imam quandary: Educate, don’t import Ending foreign influence on Muslim religious leaders' education is a long-term goal for the German government. A new study might lead the way for training local imams, if all parties involved are willing to participate....
19:51, 2019-06-18

Hong Kong leader refuses to step down after mass protests Carrie Lam, the city's chief executive, has said she wants time to "continue to work hard" for the people of Hong Kong. But activists have promised to not back down, with Joshua Wong telling DW: "Now is the time."...
19:51, 2019-06-18

Joshua Wong: Carrie Lam 'incapable' of leading Hong Kong Speaking to DW, activist Joshua Wong said the city's Chief Executive Lam must step down following orders to shoot at people protesting the extradition law. Lam's attitude is also symptomatic of China's interference....
19:51, 2019-06-18

Facebook's cryptocurrency plan is taking shape The world's biggest social network has indicated that it wants to move into the payments industry by launching its own cryptocurrency next year. DW looks at what's behind Facebook's not-so-cryptic plan....
19:51, 2019-06-18

Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado wins German book trade Peace Prize The prestigious Peace Prize of the German Book Trade has been awarded to 75-year-old Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado for raising awareness about environmental destruction and the climate crisis....
19:51, 2019-06-18

Germany probes 'right-wing extremist' murder of politician A politician has been murdered in an apparent execution-style assassination. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has described the attack as "right-wing extremist" in nature, saying it was "directed against us all."...
19:51, 2019-06-18

Germany says there is 'strong evidence' Iran behind tanker attacks Chancellor Angela Merkel has said there is "strong evidence" Iran carried out attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman. She also warned Iran of consequences if it violated the 2015 international nuclear deal....
19:51, 2019-06-18

Japan ends tsunami alert after earthquake Japan officials lifted a tsunami warning for the country's northwest coast, following a strong earthquake in the area. Only a small wave ended up reaching the shore....
19:51, 2019-06-18

Berlin to freeze rents for five years Renters are increasingly unable to afford housing in Berlin. An influential property-owners' association has called for landlords to raise rents before the bill can go into effect....
19:51, 2019-06-18

Merkel backs Ukraine's Zelenskiy in Russia dispute The Ukrainian president has vowed to push his country towards EU and NATO accession. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed his calls for maintaining sanctions against Russia....
19:51, 2019-06-18

Ebola: 'WHO between a rock and a hard place' Declaring a global health emergency could galvanize aid to fight the Ebola epidemic in the DR Congo. It could also make the job of containing the virus much more difficult. The WHO’s decision proved controversial....
19:51, 2019-06-18

Blogger Bilal Khan's murder spotlights fragile free speech in Pakistan The recent killing of a young Pakistani blogger, known for criticizing the nation's powerful military, has once again reignited the debate about the deteriorating freedom of expression in the country....
19:51, 2019-06-18

Russian YouTuber explores the horrors of Stalin's gulags A strong majority of Russians approve of Stalin's rule, and young adults have never heard of his Great Terror campaign. Now YouTube star Yury Dud's film about the legacy of Stalinist repressions is shaking the country....
19:51, 2019-06-18

Myopic stock markets deter green investments Companies remain torn between making socially responsible investments and meeting the short-term expectations of the stock market. But it's not all gloom and doom for green investors, especially in Europe....
19:51, 2019-06-18

ECB hints at more stimulus as global economy outlook dims If eurozone inflation stays low, the European Central Bank (ECB) could cut interest rates even further and take other steps to boost it, ECB chief Mario Draghi said. The remark prompted accusations from Donald Trump....
19:51, 2019-06-18

EU Commission finds national climate plans insufficient The EU executive has said national plans for renewables and energy efficiency fell short of the bloc's goals. The deficiency may undermine its ability to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% compared to 1990 levels....
19:51, 2019-06-18

German bureaucracy keeps refugees out of job market, report finds A new study has found that although many refugees find work, most are in temporary positions. Researchers say that bureaucratic hurdles are just as much a hindrance as personal shortcomings....
19:51, 2019-06-18

Meet Australia’s New Sex-Changing Tomato: Solanum plastisexum A plant that grows in the country’s north has been found to exhibit an unpredictable sexual identity, challenging the idea of reproductive norms for other living things....
18:51, 2019-06-18

Hundreds of Thousands Flee Congo Violence, in Region Afflicted by Ebola Ethnic conflict in the northeastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo has created a humanitarian crisis and complicated the fight against an outbreak....
18:51, 2019-06-18

How U.S. Allies in the Middle East are Responding to Rising Tensions with Iran U.S. allies in the Middle East have held back from a full-throated endorsement of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s claim that it is “unmistakable” Iran perpetrated a June 13 attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Despite a grainy video that purports to show Iranian militar...
17:51, 2019-06-18

Tsunami Warning Issued in Japan After Powerful Earthquake (TOKYO) — A powerful earthquake jolted northwestern Japan on Tuesday night, and officials warned of a tsunami up to one meter (3.3 feet) high along parts of the coast. Japan’s Meteorological Agency said the quake registered magnitude 6.8 and was located off the western coast of Yamagata ...
17:51, 2019-06-18

Italian Great-Grandma Who Was Europe’s Oldest Person Has Died at 116 (MILAN) — A 116-year-old Italian woman who authorities say was the oldest person in Europe and the second oldest in the world has died. The Italian news agency ANSA said Giuseppina Robucci died Tuesday in the southern Italian town of Poggio Imperiale, where she was born on March 20, 1903. She ...
17:51, 2019-06-18

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Says She’s Fine After Visibly Shaking During Berlin Ceremony (BERLIN) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared unsteady and was visibly shaking Tuesday as she greeted the new Ukrainian leader in the hot sun in Berlin, saying later that she clearly hadn’t drunk enough water. Merkel’s whole body visibly shook and she pursed her lips as she t...
17:51, 2019-06-18

How 7.4 Tons of Venezuela's Gold Landed in Africa---and Vanished A Russian airliner’s secretive deliveries to a refinery in Uganda expose one link in a global underground economy many suspect is helping Nicolás Maduro cling to power. “It’s a fire sale.”...
17:51, 2019-06-18

Macron Reboots French Economic Overhaul as Yellow-Vest Protests Fade The government of President Emmanuel Macron is preparing to cut the country’s unemployment benefits as the French leader seeks to reboot his economic overhauls and put months of violent yellow-vest protests behind him....
17:51, 2019-06-18

Trump, Xi to Have 'Extended Meeting' at G-20 Summit President Trump said he and Chinese President Xi Jinping had a “very good” telephone conversation and will have an “extended meeting” later this month at the G-20 summit in Japan. The news boosted U.S. stocks....
17:51, 2019-06-18

Iran Seeks to Build International Alliance Against U.S. Pressure Iran is trying to mobilize an alliance of Russia, China and others to help counter a U.S. campaign that has included economic sanctions and thousands of additional troops committed to the Mideast....
17:51, 2019-06-18

Nasa captures closest and most-detailed image yet of Bennu asteroid Nasa has captured its closest and most-detailed image yet of Bennu, a 78 billion kilogram asteroid which makes a close approach to Earth every six years....
17:17, 2019-06-18

Powerful quake jolts northwest Japan, tsunami warning issued A powerful earthquake has jolted northwestern Japan, and officials are warning of a tsunami of up to one meter (3.3 feet) high along parts of the coast...
17:17, 2019-06-18

Former France soccer great arrested in 2022 World Cup probe Former UEFA president Michel Platini has denied wrongdoing during police questioning following his arrest as part of a corruption probe into the vote that gave the 2022 World Cup to Qatar...
17:17, 2019-06-18

Payout for yoga teacher hit by cyclist as she crossed road... on her phone A yoga teacher knocked unconscious by a cyclist when she stepped into the road while looking at her phone has won compensation, despite a judge ruling the crash was partly her fault....
16:51, 2019-06-18

Heathrow plans 12-mile 'green loop' around expanded airport for cyclists and pedestrians Heathrow bosses want to create a 12-mile "green loop" of cycleways, footpaths and wildlife "reserves" around the expanded airport to offset criticism that the third runway will eat up hundreds of acres of open land....
16:51, 2019-06-18

Only I can out-run Boris to get a better deal with Brussels, says Jeremy Hunt EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt tells Joe Murphy how he would focus on the Tories' social mission as well as the economy after delivering Brexit...
16:51, 2019-06-18

Michael Gove says leadership rival Hunt treated Brexit liked an 'unexploded bomb' as he insists he is the man to take on Boris Michael Gove today takes aim at leadership rival Jeremy Hunt, telling the Evening Standard that the Foreign Secretary treated Brexit like an "unexploded bomb" rather than a springboard to success....
16:51, 2019-06-18

The Londoner: Gavin's got the gab to boost Boris Garrulous Gavin Williamson operating as Boris Johnson's campaign schmoozer / The curious case of Kwamei Kwei-Armah's keys / Tom Watson's verve for verse / The thoroughly modern daleks......
16:51, 2019-06-18

Hong Kong shelves proposed China extradition bill that caused mass riots in the semi-autonomous territory Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has signalled the end of a controversial extradition bill that ignited some of the most violent protests since the former British colony was returned to Chinese rule in 1997....
16:51, 2019-06-18

US to send 1,000 extra troops to Middle East as Iran envoy warns of 'serious confrontation' Tehran has warned it is heading for a "serious confrontation" with the United States as the Pentagon prepares to send an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East....
16:51, 2019-06-18

Love Island may face probe amid fears over mental health of its stars Love Island could be subjected to an Ofcom investigation after a second women's charity raised fears about the treatment and mental health of one of the contestants....
16:51, 2019-06-18

'London brother of two Islamic State terrorists arrested in Portugal' The London-based sibling of two Islamic State terrorists who were known associates of so-called Jihadi John has been arrested in Portugal, according to reports....
16:51, 2019-06-18

Paul Crowther: Man who threw milkshake at Nigel Farage pleads guilty but is spared jail A man who threw milkshake over Nigel Farage has been spared jail after a court heard he has lost his job following his "politically motivated" attack....
16:51, 2019-06-18

British boy, 5, who died on Kos family holiday named as Theo Treharne-Jones A British boy who drowned in a swimming pool while on holiday with his family in the Greek island of Kos has been named as five-year-old Theo Treharne-Jones....
16:51, 2019-06-18

Scientists create super-strength 'snail slime superglue' A reversible snail slime-like substance has been found to be 89 times stronger than gecko adhesion and proved to be strong enough to hold the weight of an entire human body....
16:17, 2019-06-18

Russia, China Vie for Influence as U.S. Plans Afghan Exit As the U.S. seeks an exit from the Afghan war, Central Asia is on the cusp of a new era, with Russia and China vying for influence in a region that will no longer be dominated by America’s post-9/11 undertaking to bring peace and stability to Afghanistan....
15:51, 2019-06-18

As Iraq Tries to Beat the Heat, U.S. Renews Sanctions Waiver on Power From Iran The U.S. has allowed Iraq to import natural gas and electricity from Iran without risking sanctions for another four months, Iraqi officials said, as Baghdad braces for protests over power cuts during the scorching summer months....
15:51, 2019-06-18

Egypt's Ex-President Mohammed Morsi Dies In Court While Facing Trial Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president, collapsed in court and died Monday while facing trial, prompting supporters and human rights activists to demand an impartial probe into......
15:17, 2019-06-18

Population Of Earth To Reach 9.7 Billion In 2050: UN The world population is expected to climb to 9.7 billion in 2050 from 7.7 billion today, with the population of sub-Saharan Africa doubling, a United Nations report released Monday said....
15:17, 2019-06-18

Earthquake In Southwest China Kills 12, Injures Over 134 The toll from a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China rose to 12 dead and 134 injured on Tuesday as rescuers pulled bodies and survivors from wrecked buildings....
15:17, 2019-06-18

US Sex Cult Leader, Who Used Female Slaves, Didn't Break Law: Lawyer The New York man who started a secret society in which female "slaves" were branded with his initials and ordered to have sex with him may have led an unconventional life, but he did not break the......
15:17, 2019-06-18

Boeing Says It's Open To Changing The Name Of Grounded 737 Max Jet Boeing is open to dropping the "Max" branding for its latest 737 jetliner, depending on an assessment of consumer and airline responses to an aircraft name that's been tarnished by two fatal crashes......
15:17, 2019-06-18

New York Passes Bill To Give Driving Licence To Illegal Immigrants Illegal immigrants to the United States would be able to obtain driver's licenses in New York under a bill passed by the state legislature on Monday, and a representative for Governor Andrew Cuomo......
15:17, 2019-06-18

Man Ate Expired Food For Year, Explains Why Expiry Dates Are Meaningless Last year, Mom's Organic Market founder and CEO Scott Nash did something many are afraid to do: He ate a cup of yogurt months after its expiration date. And then tortillas a year past their expiration......
15:17, 2019-06-18

How Cities Around The Globe Are Fighting Rising Rents Berlin has become the latest anti-gentrification battleground, with authorities poised Tuesday to freeze rents for five years in a bid to halt skyrocketing costs....
15:17, 2019-06-18

US Will Begin Removing Millions Of "Illegal Aliens" Next Week, Says Trump President Donald Trump said on Monday that US authorities would begin next week removing millions of immigrants who are in the United States illegally....
15:17, 2019-06-18

In Germany, Activists Battle Food Waste By Dumpster Diving Objects disposed of in a bin on private grounds remain the property of the person who threw them away until they are collected by the dump truck. Nevertheless, hundreds of activists across Germany......
15:17, 2019-06-18

Don't Open "Pandora's Box" In Middle East: China Warns US China on Tuesday warned against opening a "Pandora's box" in the Middle East after the United States announced the deployment of 1,000 additional troops to the region amid escalating tensions with......
15:17, 2019-06-18